Williamsburg's Domino Park is one of the best spots in Brooklyn to view the Manhattan skyline and rejuvenate after a day exploring New York's hippest borough. Enjoy the East River breeze while you stroll along the park's elevated walkway, get sporty with drop-in volleyball, or just chill on the grass and soak up the sunshine.
Set in the shadow of the old Domino Sugar Factory, Domino Park is a welcome addition to the Brooklyn waterfront. The carefully maintained public space offers views of the Williamsburg Bridge, plus direct access to greenway bike lanes. The park is an ideal starting point for visiting two unflinchingly cool Brooklyn neighborhoods: Williamsburg and Greenpoint. You can visit Domino Park on a Brooklyn bike or beer tour, or after shopping at the boutiques on nearby Bedford Avenue.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Domino Park taps into its history with dozens of salvaged artifacts and cranes from the original Domino Sugar Refinery.
- Kids can burn off energy at the chic Domino Park Playground, which was designed to look like a mini sugar refinery.
- Visit at dusk to enjoy sunset over the Manhattan skyline.
- Domino Park offers casual, counter service food options.
- The park has public restrooms.
How to Get There
Domino Park is situated on the Williamsburg waterfront, between South 2nd and South 3rd Streets. While guided tours offer a convenient way to visit, independent travelers are well-served with New York City's efficient public transit system. You can hop on the nearby B32 or B62 buses, or take the L subway line to Bedford Avenue. The park is about a 10-minute walk from the stop.
When to Get There
The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Visit between late spring and early fall for the best weather. Summer visitors can expect crowds—since Williamsburg is a bustling tourist destination in June, July, and August—while winter visitors should prepare for brisk winds, and bundle up.
How to Explore Brooklyn by Bike
With its recent investment in biking infrastructure, New York City is increasingly cyclist-friendly, offering a scenic alternative for reaching must-see city landmarks. Independent travelers can try the Citi Bike bike-sharing service, though guided bike tours are the most convenient option for pedal-powered adventure. Some tours guide you across New York's famous bridges and along the Brooklyn waterfront to Domino Park, while themed rides—including art tours—are a great way to get a dose of culture.