|This picture is from about four years ago.|
There is also a section that is a marshland preserve, this part is mostly fenced of but you can see plenty of birds about the park.
You can take Ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (although dogs are not allowed on Ellis Island or on the Ferry).
There are also a lot of monuments in the park including a tribute to those lost in September 11, a memorial to the holocaust, and flags for all of the countries in the United Nations, and the Bridge of Nations which is meant to symbolize the connection between Italy and America.
Unfortunately the park was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy and was closed for months. Some parts of the park (including the section with the abandoned trains) are still fenced off.
|Damage on a waterfront walkway|
Here are our pictures from a recent walk in the park (remember a good section was closed).