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Battery Park

Walloon Settlers Memorial map_it

  • Location: Not presently accessible; under construction.
  • Architect: Henry Bacon
  • Description: Stele on base
  • Materials: Limestone
  • Dimensions: H: 9'10" W: 8'4" D: 5'8"
  • Cast: ca. 1924
  • Dedicated: May 20, 1924
  • Donor: Conseil Provincial du Hainaut (Belgium)
  • Inscription: PRESENTED TO THE CITY / OF NEW YORK BY THE / CONSEIL PROVINCIAL DU HAINAUT / IN MEMORY OF THE WALLOON SETTLERS / WHO CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN THE / "NIEW NEDERLAND" UNDER THE / INSPIRATION OF JESSE DE FOREST OF / AVESNES THEN COUNTY OF HAINAUT / ONE OF THEPROVINCES / --- / 1624 - 1924 /

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Directions to Battery Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkBattery Park

The SeaGlass Carousel is currently under construction. SeaGlass is an aquatic-themed ride aimed at providing an exciting amenity for the millions of tourists and New Yorkers who visit the Battery annually.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

ParkBattery Park

Portions of the Battery are closed for various improvements, including a connection between the Greenways along the Hudson River and the East River. The 12-acre site will feature a meandering bikeway and walkway through lushly planted perennial gardens; a reconstructed Battery Green, the large oval lawn that serves as a public assembly and performance area; restoration and relocation of 10 monuments to the perimeter for better placement and increased visibility; a protected and replanted woodland area; new paths, trees and seating surrounding the park, and upgraded paving, edging, furnishings and lighting.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

Battery Park Weather

  • Sat
    Mostly Cloudy
    40°F
  • Sun
    Chance Sprinkles/Flurries
    43°F
  • Mon
    Slight Chc Rain
    46°F
  • Tue
    Rain Likely
    50°F

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