Last weekend we ventured out in the cold wintery weather to check out Battery Park. Battery Park is on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. It is named after the artillery batteries that were positioned there in the early years to protect the city.
There are a lot of tourists that frequent the area because it is very close to the Statue of Liberty and you can board ferries that take you to the Statue of Liberty.
Battery Park is the home of the East Coast Memorial, which commemorates U.S. servicemen who died in coastal waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean in World War Two.
There are 8 five metre tall pylons that list the 4609 dead service men.
At Battery Park sits Castle Clinton. Castle Clinton was America’s first immigration station between 1855 and 1890. Since then it has also been used for other purposes including an Aquarium, public theatre and now a public monument.
There were also some other interesting sites to see around Battery Park.
And of course a day out is not complete without a play in a playground for Tate! This playground was pretty cool!