Located on the southern tip of Manhattan, just blocks from the World Trade Center site, The Battery is one of New York’s oldest public open spaces. A historic gateway since the founding of New Amsterdam is now Wall Street’s front lawn and a hub of tourism. At the forefront of the post-9/11 renewal of lower Manhattan is the revival of The Battery Bosque—a “park-within-a-park” for quiet recreation and public art, with unrivaled views of New York Harbor. With the master plan design approved and project funding achieved in Spring 2003, final design and documentation is proceeding towards a completion date in Spring 2004.Key to the redesign is a lighting plan that facilitates park use after dark by commuters as well as visitors coming to enjoy spectacular scenery and park attractions.Primary pathways leading to the water are clearly lit by the traditional pole-mounted fixtures as used throughout the New York City parks system. In a significant departure from convention, specially designed contemporary bollards have multiple applications as they invite park goers into the Bosque’s different “rooms.” The combination of pole-mounted fixtures and bollards provides both a sense of safety as well as exploration and delight.