Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Brooklyn Bridge Park information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
East River Waterfront
btwn Atlantic Ave & Adams St
Telephone
+1 718 802 0603
Getting there
Subway: A/C to High St; 2/3 to Clark St; F to York St
More information
www.brooklynbridgepark.org
Opening hours
6am-1am
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This 85-acre park is one of Brooklyn’s best loved new attractions. Wrapping around a bend on the East River, it runs for 1.3 miles from the eastern edge of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo to the west end of Atlantic Ave in Cobble Hill. It has revitalized a once-barren stretch of shoreline, turning a series of abandoned piers into beautifully landscaped parkland with jaw-dropping views of Manhattan. There's lots to see and do here, with playgrounds, walkways and lawns.

You'll find free open-air summertime events like film screenings, outdoor yoga classes and dance parties (all on Pier 1); courts for basketball, handball and boccie, plus a skating rink (Pier 2); kayak and stand-up paddleboard hire (Pier 4 beach); fantastic playgrounds and a watery play area (Pier 6); and even a new bouldering wall (under the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo). Summertime ferries to Governors Island depart from Pier 6. Pier 5 has sand volleyball courts and good food options (ice cream, wood-fired pizzas). Empire Fulton Ferry, just past the Brooklyn Bridge, has the lovingly restored 1922 Jane's Carousel and the best views of the bridge framed against the towering skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan.