September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove
This grove of flowering trees is a living memorial dedicated to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It is a passive space for quiet contemplation. This is one of five Living Memorial Groves, one in each borough, with clear views of downtown Manhattan where the twin towers once stood.
The viewshed parks were important community gathering places on Sept. 11. All of the groves have trees that flower with white blossoms in early spring. The Manhattan grove is composed of trees transplanted from the plaza areas around the World Trade Center that were badly damaged but survived. The trees planted in these groves will provide a lasting reminder of a terrible event, while also creating a gathering space for remembrance and healing.
September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Groves
- Ferry Point Park, Bronx
- Sunset Park, Brooklyn
- City Hall Park, Manhattan
- MacNeil Park, Queens
- Von Briesen Park, Staten Island
Directions to Sunset Park
Know Before You Go
Sunset Park Recreation Center
On Monday, September 2, 2019, this recreation center will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
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