The long awaited opening of Liberty Park has arrived. As of June 29th, visitors to New York City can walk around this one-acre park and take in the stunning views of the World Trade Center area.
This elevated park was built over a security center, and it provides awe-inspiring views of the September 11th Memorial. This is the perfect place for visitors to pause, reflect, and relax. Liberty Park is located on the south side of the World Trade Center area.
Liberty Park took its inspiration from Manhattan’s High Line. The High Line completely transformed an abandoned section of the New York Central Railroad into one of the greenest and most visited places in NYC.
Joseph Brown was the landscape architect for Liberty Park, and the influence of the High Line is most pronounced in his unique Living Wall. The Living Wall is a vertical garden in Liberty Park that grows many plants, including Baltic ivy, goldenstar, and periwinkle. Irrigation tubes keep these plants hydrated all year round.
Views from Liberty Park will be even more spectacular once St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is completely rebuilt. This church, which Liberty Park surrounds, was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The new church will be designed by Santiago Calatrava. It will hopefully be completed in 2018. The marble white church will be illuminated to offer a picturesque nighttime view from Liberty Park.
Liberty Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.