Tear Drop Park


Address: Park Place West, New York, US
Website: www.bpcparks.org
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.