Brooklyn Bridge Park stretches 1.3 mi. along Brooklyn’s East River edge and spans from the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges in the north to Pier 6 and Atlantic Avenue in the south. Visitors will enjoy spectacular views of the lower Manhattan skyline just across the East River as well as both bridges.
This 85-acre green space has amazing playgrounds, a pop-up pool in the summer, beach volleyball courts, kayak and canoe launches, basketball and handball courts, a roller rink and concessions from Brooklyn’s best eateries. One of the highlights of the park is Jane’s Carousel, a painstakingly restored carousel from 1922 housed in an acrylic box that shields riders from the elements and admits sunshine, creating a winter-garden effect when it’s cold.
There are lawns, bicycle paths, bicycle rentals playgrounds, water gardens, fishing stations, grilling stations, sports fields (soccer, lacrosse, rugby, flag football and ultimate Frisbee), volleyball courts, dog runs and a variety of free public events. A free guided walking tour of Pier 1 is offered.
Guided tours are available. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Park free. Jane's Carousel $2; free (ages 0-3 or under 42 inches tall, when accompanied by paying adult). Pier 1 guided walking tour free.
Hours: Park open daily 6 a.m.-1 a.m. Playgrounds dawn-dusk. Pier 2 sports courts, Pier 5 sports fields and Pier 6 volleyball courts open daily 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Jane's Carousel Wed.-Mon. 11-7, early May to mid-Sept. Pier 1 guided walking tour departs Sun. at noon. Operating hours for vendors and attractions can vary and some are seasonal.