Then – Now

The Battery Conservancy designed the park you experience today

Your donations support a model of conservation and biodiversity through The Battery’s vast public gardens, organic urban farms, toxin-free lawns and SeaGlass, the innovative aquarium carousel. The Battery sets high standards in planning, design, construction and sustainable park management.

The Battery is New York City’s first waterfront park created in 1693. Three hundred years later, private citizens established The Battery Conservancy to raise funds to transform the 25-acre landscape. Dilapidated and overlooked from the mid-20th century, the park today is the thriving green heart of dynamic Downtown New York.

We thank you for considering a gift for The Battery’s future.

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Contribute today to the park’s daily operations and provide the seed money to drive visionary new projects forward.

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Lead tour groups through our majestic gardens and monuments, greet our 7 million annual visitors, or get your hands in the soil as a garden volunteer. We welcome individuals and groups of all sizes and also offer corporate sponsorship opportunities.

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