If you’ve ever wondered what a park of the future looks like, chances are you’ve walked by this one without knowing it. Located in Manhattan’s Financial District, this lush and cloistered park is hidden atop a four-story parking garage. Accessed via LED-lit escalators that make you feel like you’re entering the world of Tron, this public park was built in 2005 and is one of the finest green spaces in New York City that remains largely unknown. Once you’ve visited, you’ll wonder how this park isn’t brimming with people on a daily basis.
Occupying one acre of elevated space (as the name suggests), this park is fully equipped for a variety of events, ranging from theatre to ice skating. The park has an amphitheater, a large lawn, beer garden in the summer, mesmerizing paths fashioned from Brazilian hardwood, outdoor movies, and picturesque views of the Brooklyn Bridge. Elevated Acre Park hosts an assortment of events throughout the year, including the occasional wedding reception, and yet, somehow, the park lives in relative obscurity.
This is an enchanting park, perfect for a picnic, a nap, the latest best-seller, or simply enjoying the view and quietude while, just a few floors below, the world bustles. There’s a restaurant in the park, as well as concessions, but you can also hit up a number of food trucks in the area for your lunch if you’d prefer.
If you’re looking for a bit of tranquility in the big city, this is one of the best spots to find it. This park is especially significant to us here at Linecity, as it’s located near our offices. And, as much as we’re tempted to keep this secret for ourselves, it’s too good not to share. Click here to see sales in the Financial District near Elevated Acre Park.