Tours & Attractions
Free Tours In NYC
by Alyssa Grossman, 07/24/2012 [Updated 02/18/2015]
Irish Hunger Memorial, Battery Park City. Photo: Alex Lopez
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Battery Park City encompasses 36 acres of playgrounds, gardens and plazas. Every day, residents and visitors flock to the space for outdoor fun or, in winter, indoor activities—the parks host fitness programs, art exhibitions and hundred of other happenings each year—but to get the most out of this cluster of green spaces, a free tour or two is in order. Typical offerings include organic-gardening walks around Wagner Park, public-art explanations at Teardrop Park and bird-watching excursions around the area (binoculars included). Tours change throughout the year and information generally doesn't become available until April, so check bpcparks.org for the most up-to-date information.