Liberty Park is an elevated, one-acre green space that offers unparalleled views of the entire World Trade Center campus. The urban oasis has something for everyone as a community park and home to must-see monuments and points of interest (learn more below).
Take a break from the bustle of the city and relax on one of the park’s many teak benches while soaking in the sights of Memorial Plaza, One World Trade Center, and the Oculus.
Liberty Park was designed by landscape architect Joseph Brown and constructed by Steven Dubner Landscaping. Irrigation was completed by Aspen Irrigation. It sits atop the World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center, serving as a green roof for the garage and roadways.
A living wall, designed by Plant Connection of Riverhead, contains a variety of plant species that grow along the park’s northern wall. The Saint Nicholas National Shrine is under construction on the east side of the park. The Koenig Sphere and America’s Response Monument occupy its western side. The west end of the green space also connects to the pedestrian walkway (damaged on 9/11) over West Street to Brookfield Place.
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
155 Cedar Street
New York, NY 10006
In 2022, four native bee homes were installed in Liberty Park in partnership with The Bee Conservancy. Crafted by Brooklyn Woods, the wooden homes will contain up to 105 native bees per house for leaf cutter, small carpenter, and mason bees. These native New York City bees help pollinate the flowering plants in this urban park and nearby green spaces.
This sculpture, created by Fritz Koenig, originally stood at the center of Austin J. Tobin Plaza between the Twin Towers. Recovered from Ground Zero after 9/11, it was temporarily relocated to Battery Park before returning to the World Trade Center in 2017.
Douwe Blumberg's "America's Response Monument" represents the American Green Berets who rode horseback into combat in Afghanistan and honors all U.S. Army Special Forces, Special Operations Forces, Central Intelligence Agency, and other inter-agency teams called to serve following 9/11.
This tree is a sapling from the original chestnut tree that grew outside the Secret Annex where Anne Frank and her family hid from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect planted the white horse chestnut tree in Liberty Park in 2016.