Located at Hawthorne Avenue and Overbrook Road, Battery Park is known for its tennis courts where Arthur Ashe learned to play. In addition to the tennis courts with push button lighting for anytime play, the park includes basketball courts, two children's playgrounds, restrooms, horseshoe pits, a community center that houses a free computer lab, and a swimming pool.
The park earned its name because it was the site where gun batteries were located during the Civil War. It is open from sunrise to sunset. Community Center hours vary. No alcoholic beverages, glass containers or unleashed pets are allowed in city parks.