Address: Park Place West, New York, US
Phone: 212 267 9700
Designed by innovative landscape architect Michael Van Valkenberg and featuring the public art piece ,“Ice Wall,” by Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil, this hidden gem in Battery Park City is beloved by neighbors and those in-the-know. A spacious green space filled with trees, shrubs, and bright flowers is designed with rock slab walkways that lend the site its sculptural beauty. The small playground is a hit with kids who love the huge slide installed in a massive piece of rock. Because of its proximity to the much larger neighboring park, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Teardrop Park is usually crowd-free and perfectly peaceful. A tip from TriBeCa local mom Amanda Price recommends the Wednesday afternoon arts and crafts sessions the park hosts on the lawn.