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Castle Clinton National Monument

Castle Clinton National Monument

South Ferry New York, NY, 10004

Average Rating: 3.0 (1 rating)
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Separate play space for 2-5 year olds (tot lot). Not one of our favorite parks, The Battery offers a serviceable playground at its southern end. No sand or sprinkler play, but there are a bunch of inviting painted wood structures for climbing (these are in need of a bit of tlc), four baby swings and four kid swings.The view from the playground is industrial: The Staten Island Ferry building to the left, the US Coast Guard building dead behind. A dreary dumpster lurks in front.We're looking forward to the touted Marine Animal Carousel, currently in the works for possible arrival in 2007-2008.The bathrooms servicing the playground are in the back of the Battery Gardens restaurant and are clean and cared for. Use these even if you're coming from the far north end of the park, or waiting for the ferry at Castle Clinton.The rest of the park offers some green space for strolling and picnic-ing, and a great promenade on the waterfront. During the warmer months, you'l

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cwhkaboomplay almost 7 years ago

What is so special about this park? It has a waterfront location at the most southern tip of New York City!!! Right next to the river overseeing Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. This is a great relaxing place for your family to enjoy the beautiful scenery of green grass, flowers, and ocean view. A fantastic picnic area.

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Jason Cooper over 7 years ago

The picture I posted is the view from Battery Park towards the rebuilding of the World Trade Center buildings.

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