Battery Conservancy was created in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not–for–profit educational corporationto rebuild and revitalize The Battery, the 25-acre public park at the southern tip of Manhattan, and its major landmark, Castle
Clinton National Monument. The Conservancy spearheads this dramatic
transformation in partnership with City, State, and Federal governments and
with individuals, corporations, and foundations in the private sector. With much of the physical
transformation of the park accomplished, The Battery Conservancy works daily to
operate and maintain this unique asset, in partnership with The
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.100% of
The Battery Conservancy’s annual budget is generated by gifts from the private sector.
honors and preserves The Battery’s heritage by rebuilding the park with sustainable design and
practices while respecting and interpreting the park’s rich past. The
landscape design protects the natural environment while meeting the needs of a growing residential population,
crowds of bustling commuters, and the millions of the world’s visitors who come
to see the Statue of Liberty and experience New York Harbor.
the Conservancy and its partners have ensured that 98 million dollars
in public funds be invested in the park’s revitalization and
transformation. This public investment is leveraged by 48 million dollars
raised by the Conservancy for additional physical upgrades, design, and ongoing
operation, maintenance, and programming.ublic space through design excellence and innovation.