Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

Battery Conservancy, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.thebattery.org

Mission Statement

The Battery Conservancy, a non-profit educational corporation, was created in 1994 to revitalize The Battery and renew the spirit of Castle Clinton National Monument, the park's major landmark. The goal is to return The Battery and Castle to their historic roles as the center of cultural life in the Harbor and Downtown New York.

The historic Battery, at the southern tip of Manhattan, is one of the most visited parks in New York City. An estimated 6 million people visit The Battery and the Castle annually, including national and international tourists, school children, and local residents and workers in Downtown Manhattan. Sweeping views of the Harbor and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island frame the setting for New York's premier waterfront park. Visitors stroll along the 1500-foot Admiral Dewey Promenade at the water's edge, which is also the point of departure for the many ferries taking people to harbor attractions. The park's 25 acres are home to 21 monuments, memorials and works of art, many related to the Battery's role in the history of immigration and defense.

The Conservancy plays a pivotal role among organizations vitally interested in the future of The Battery, the downtown district, the waterfront, the quality of community life and the environment in New York. New York City owns and maintains Battery Park through the Department of Parks & Recreation; the U.S. government owns and maintains Castle Clinton through the National Park Service; and both are major sites in New York State's Harbor Heritage Area. Warrie Price, founding President of the Conservancy, serves as the City's Battery Park Administrator and the State's Heritage Area Director.

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer

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Ms. Warrie Price

Keywords

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Battery Park, The Battery Conservancy, Downtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, Castle Clinton, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New York Waterfront. SeaGlass

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EIN

13-3769101

 Number

5786658345

Physical Address

One Whitehall Street 17th Floor

New York, NY 10004

Also Known As

The Battery Conservancy

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

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The Conservancy is dedicated to the full implementation of the award-winning Master Plan for the Battery. To date, $19M in private funds has leveraged $63M in public support to rebuild the Battery waterfront; complete the reconstruction of the Admiral Dewey Promenade, the Upper Promenade and the public art piece - River that Flows Two Ways; plant 70,000 sq. ft. of perennial gardens by world-renowned Dutch horticulturist, Piet Oudolf; complete the 4-acre Battery Bosque, which features 60,000 square feet of new perennial gardens, a spiral play fountain and two food kiosks ; complete the Battery Labyrinth for Contemplation; complete design for the Battery Garden Bikeway; complete concept design for the new CASTLE AT THE BATTERY. Over the next five years, the rebuilding of the park?s landscape will be complete. Daily commuters, tourists, local residents and workers alike will soon be able to experience a unique aquatic carousel, a new playground, Battery Garden Bikeway, Lawn, Town Green and a park at Peter Minuit Plaza serving the intermodal transport needs of the 21st century, will be built. With this comprehensive restoration, the Battery will become the jewel in the crown of New York?s waterfront open-space network and a symbol of a commitment to our nation?s history and revitalization of Lower Manhattan. In addition to major capital projects in the Battery, the Conservancy continues to assist NYC Parks & Recreation in daily maintenance and operations in the Park.

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THE BATTERY CONSERVANCY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Principal Officer

Ms. Warrie Price

BIO

Warrie Price founded the The Battery Conservancy in 1994 and has served since then as its President. The mission of the Conservancy is to rebuild The Battery's 25 waterfront acres and revitalize Castle Clinton National Monument, the park's treasured landmark to better serve its 4 million annual visitors. She also serves as Director of New York State Harbor Heritage Area and the NYC Administrator of Battery Park.

Ms. Price previously served for two years on the Manhattan Borough President's Waterfront Taskforce and was instrumental as Chair of Manhattan's Community Board #8 in creating new waterfront access along the East River. During her tenure as Board Chair she saw the implementation of the Avenue rezoning for the Upper Eastside, the landmarking of Carnegie Hill and the rezoning of Madison Avenue. While she was Park Committee Chair of the Board she worked to renovated six community parks over eight years.


Since 1986 she has served on the board of Scenic Hudson, and chaired their conference 'Water for Millions' "At What Cost?" Ms. Price was a founding director in 1983 of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas created to champion the use of native plants along public access ways and in urban landscapes.


Ms. Price began her career in government in the U.S. Foreign Service as the Asst. Cultural Attache in Santiago, Chile. After receiving a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University she was recruited by the NYC Bureau of the Budget and has never left the critical work of NYC government. Ms. Price received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas, Austin.

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BOARD CHAIR

William C. Rudin

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