Gov­er­nors Island is a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Har­bor. Just min­utes from Low­er Man­hat­tan and the Brook­lyn water­front by fer­ry, the Island is a pop­u­lar and unique des­ti­na­tion with an award-win­ning park com­ple­ment­ed by dozens of his­toric build­ings, year-round edu­ca­tion­al and cul­tur­al facil­i­ties, a rich arts and cul­ture pro­gram and 22-acre Nation­al Mon­u­ment man­aged by the Nation­al Park Service.

Look­ing ahead, the long-term vision for Gov­er­nors Island focus­es on con­tin­u­ing to expand year-round pub­lic access by enliven­ing it with trans­for­ma­tive pub­lic art and cul­ture, extra­or­di­nary recre­ation­al and open space, and research and edu­ca­tion ded­i­cat­ed to address­ing the glob­al cli­mate cri­sis. With unpar­al­leled his­toric, nat­ur­al and water­front resources, Gov­er­nors Island will be acti­vat­ed as a year-round, vibrant, and con­stant­ly evolv­ing pub­lic place and resource for all New York­ers to enjoy.

Today three enti­ties act as stew­ards and advo­cates: the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, the Nation­al Park Ser­vice and the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island.