Among the leafy estates of Riverdale in the Bronx, Wave Hill is a former private residence with gardens, lawns, woodlands and picturesque views of the New Jersey Palisades. Programming includes art exhibitions and workshops related to nature.
Established in 1933 by the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge was the first wildlife sanctuary in New York City. It consists of a patchwork of tidal marshland, freshwater wetlands, woodlands and open areas vital to migrating and native species.
Wollman Rink offers fun for all seasons, providing 26,600 square feet of ice for skating in the winter and pedal boats on the lake in the summer. Although not a part of the original plan for Prospect Park, the Rink, built in 1960, has added a dose of winter fun for thousands of skaters, in addition to serving as home ice for local amateur men's and women's hockey teams.
Zuccotti Park, formerly Liberty Plaza Park, has tree plantings and benches and tables. Anchoring its southeast corner at Broadway and Cedar Street is Mark di Suvero’s 70-foot-tall red steel sculpture Joie de Vivre. The northwest corner, closest to the World Trade Center site, holds J. Seward Johnson’s Double Check, a dark bronze sculpture of a seated man with a briefcase.