Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York is right under the Brooklyn Bridge; so beautiful next to the water. The park covers an area of 34 hectares and is characterized by lush park gardens, walking paths along the river and rolling hills that keep traffic noise at bay. But it is above all the breathtaking view of Manhattan that makes Brooklyn Bridge Park so unique.
The park is divided into different areas, each with its own target group and charm: Pier 1, Pier 2, Pier 3, Pier 4 Uplands, Greenway, Pier 5, Pier 6, Squibb Park and Bridge, Main Street, Fulton Ferry Landing and Empire Fulton Ferry. Many people choose to sit on the steps of Brooklyn Bridge Park, but of course you can also sit on the beach at Pier 4 or in the grass.
Sports in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park not only offers countless opportunities for relaxation, but also for effort. There are several sports fields, running and cycling paths and there is a pop-up swimming pool. Especially at Pier 2 and Pier 5 you can indulge yourself as a sports fanatic. Even when it rains, because part of the sports facilities at Pier 2 is covered. Do you want to see a lot of the park? Then consider renting a bicycle. The Greenway, the bike path, runs from Pier 1 to Pier 6. If you are going somewhere other than on this bike path, you have to abandon. If you have rented a non-motorized boat, you can moor at the boat ramp at the beach at Pier 4. You can fish on the western promenade of Pier 5. Do you have a bite? Then you can clean the fish on the spot – everything you need is thought of. And … the barbecues of the Picnic Peninsula are nearby! In summer, the extra party is held in Brooklyn Bridge Park when the annual swimming pool is open again. This is not only a nice place to take a refreshing dive, but also to drink sangria with fresh fruit in the evening, for example.
Eating and drinking in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Although the famous lobster from Luke’s Lobster can be found in this park, you can also bring your own food. There are even special picnic areas. You can not bring your own alcohol, but drinks can be enjoyed in catering establishments. On Pier 1 you will find 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. From the roof terrace you have one of the best views of Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Manhattan skyline. And at Fornino (Pier 6) you of course will drink one of the signature cocktails with your pizza – at a picnic table on the roof terrace, with a view of the Statue of Liberty!
Empire Stores DUMBO
On the waterfront between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge is an old warehouse, which now serves as a collection center for shops, restaurants and offices. It is a beautiful building that is worth a visit if you are in the area. The view from the roof over the park, the Brooklyn Bridge and the skyline is amazing! In the building you will find, among other things, a large living shop, several restaurants and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
For the children there are several playing fields and playgrounds in the park, especially at Pier 6. There is also a beautiful antique merry-go-round: Jane’s Carousel. These can be found in a glass pavilion in the park near the Empire Fulton Ferry. If you are curious about more activities for children in New York, click here (coming soon).
Opening times: Brooklyn Bridge Park is always open, except from 1.00 to 6.00 at night.
Access: Brooklyn Bridge Park can be reached by metro (lines A / C, 2/3, 4/5, F, R), by bus (B25 and B63) or – if the season is up to it – by water taxi. You can also get there with NYC Ferry.
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– and more sightseeings…. (coming soon)