The Esplanade runs the entire length of Battery Park City, along the Hudson River from Stuyvesant High School on the north end all the way south to Historic Battery Park.
With its views of the Hudson River and New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the New Jersey shoreline, the Esplanade is a pedestrian paradise. Gardens line the entire route, along with public art installations at the intersections of Albany, Rector and West Thames streets. The upper walkway is only for pedestrians. All bikes, skateboards and rollerblades must stay on the lower walkway. At North Cove it opens into Esplanade Plaza where a volley ball court is available for public use during the warmer months. The Esplanade is subsumed in the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place only to reappear on the north side of North Cove where it leads the visitor towards the Ferry Terminal and Rockefeller Park. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT’S IN BLOOM
Designed by Hanna Olin, Opened in stages from 1986 through 1996