Plazas and parks in the area include Bowling Green Park, Manhattan Park, Titanic Memorial Park, and the Elevated Acre which all feature pedestrian walkways, seating areas, and shady trees. For pet owners looking for opportunities to take their dog off-leash, Fish Bridge Park Dog Run can be accessed near the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge and the Dog Park East River Esplanade South is situated along the southern border on the river. These parks provide fenced areas for your dog to romp with other local canines.
Battery Park borders the Financial District to the southeast. This 21-acre, relatively large greenway along the water features many walkways, the sea glass-carousel, piers and docks, ferries to Staten Island, and a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This is a more extensive park adjacent to the Financial District to enjoy long walks with your dog and breezes off the water on hot, humid New York summer days.