The Battery Conservancy was established in 1994 to revitalize and rebuild The Battery. The park entered a period of decline in the late 20th century and lost its place as a popular destination for New Yorkers and tourists. The Conservancy, a not-for-profit corporation, brought a renewed vision to the public space.
Over the last 23 years, the Conservancy has pumped new life into The Battery and raised capital to transform the once dilapidated and rundown dustbowl into a tranquil public garden and outdoor oasis. Through the successful initiatives listed below, The Battery has become a model of conservation and biodiversity efforts.