South Cove

South Cove


On the Esplanade, between First Place and Third Place.


One of Battery Park City’s most popular destinations, South Cove’s winding walkways, quay, curved jetty, bridge and island, distinctive “seaside” plantings on the lower level and “forest” on the upper one, plus the famous blue lights, make it a really special place. Adult art classes: Figure al Fresco and Drawing in the Park are offered May through October. Views of the Harbor provide a welcome respite from the bustle of the city.  Children enjoy jumping on and off the boulders.  Adults enjoy the views and wildlife enjoy the plantings. Click here to see what’s in bloom. Note to visitors: this is a Dog-Free Park.

Designed by Susan Child, Stan Eckstut and Mary Miss, Opened in 1988

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