On the shores of the East River and in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers an expanse of green and unmatched views of the Lower Manhattan skyline. Spanning some 85 acres (34 hectares), the park hosts destination eateries, the restored antique Jane’s Carousel, seasonal events, and other attractions.
Much of today's green-filled Brooklyn Bridge Park—comprising Piers 1–6, Fulton Ferry Landing, and additional green spaces and historical structures—was once industrial. Visit the park for its peerless Manhattan views, riverfront promenades, verdant gardens, beaches, and other outdoor attractions. The park hosts a clutch of worthy eateries serving everything from lobster rolls to ice cream. It’s a quick stroll from the galleries, restaurants, and shops of DUMBO, including the renowned Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.
See Brooklyn Bridge Park on a variety of different city tours, from Brooklyn Bridge walks and pizza tours to full-day Brooklyn excursions. You can also discover the park’s highlights independently.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Park restrooms are available at Pier 1, Pier 2, the Pier 5 Boathouse, and Pier 6.
- Boasting Jane’s Carousel, playground facilities, and other kid-friendly attractions, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a popular destination for families.
- Dogs must be kept on leashes, and smoking is not permitted.
- All park entrances and paths are accessible to wheelchair users and those with strollers, as are most facilities.
How to Get There
Brooklyn Bridge Park is located in the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights. To reach the park via subway, take the A, C to High Street; the F to York Street; the 2, 3 to Clark Street; the R to Court Street; or the 2, 3, 4, and 5 to Borough Hall. The park is also served by ferries and buses and can be reached on foot, by bike, or by taxi or rideshare.
When to Get There
Brooklyn Bridge Park is open daily from 6am–1am. Individual areas of the park, including Pier 2, Pier 5, Squibb Park, and more, have differing opening hours, as do the venues and amenities hosted on site. Check specifics in advance of your trip.
Movies with a View
One of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s most popular annual events is Movies with a View, a series of summertime open-air movie screenings. The screenings are free to attend, and visitors are advised to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics (if preferred).