Governors Island will open July 15 and ferry tickets are available now. Click here to reserve tickets.

Thanks to these 6 women who built the park!


Now enjoyed by hundreds of thousands who have wandered, climbed, biked, discovered and even slid down these new landscapes, Governors Island’s 10 acres of new park were designed to thrive for centuries. The Hills give visitors a new relationship with the sea and sky while offering breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. The transformation of Governors Island would not have been possible without the combined efforts of six pioneering leaders.

Thanks to Patti Harris (Former First Deputy Mayor), Ronay Menschel (Past Board Chair of the Trust for Governors Island), Leslie Koch (Past Trust President), Wendy Schmidt (Past Trust Board Member), Ellen Cavanagh (Past Trust Vice President for Planning Design and Construction) and Betty Chen (Past Trust Vice President for Planning and Design) for building this park!