The Battery Park Bosque transforms a non-descript park into a horticultural and recreational destination through design excellence. The Bosque, designed to serve the rapidly transforming community of Lower Manhattan, is a key part of the city’s effort to infuse downtown with a creative climate to suit the 24/7 live and work environment. Laura Starr organized the design and building of the Bosque, overseeing a multidisciplinary team of architects, lighting designers, renowned architects Weisz + Yoes, in designing and building the Bosque. The Bosque carves a natural refuge out of the otherwise bustling Battery Park. Composed of 2 acres of garden rooms woven together under the cover of a grid of London Plane Trees, the Bosque features a Spiral Fountain, a popular place for children to play, food kiosks, and an upcoming marine-themed carousel. The Battery Park Bosque offers a series of spaces of diverse character, where people can eat, gather, chat, and sit.