Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Come to Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, New York, an 85-acre expanse of lawns, sporting fields, bike paths, and more with great NYC skyline views. New York United States 40.701523 -73.995892
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Party Earth Review An eighty-five-acre stretch of piers, marshes, lawns, and coves, Brooklyn Bridge Park has something for just about everyone – and all of it with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    A, C: High Street
    2, 3: Clark Street

  • Phone:

    718-222-9939

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  • Hours:

    Daily 6am–1am
    Portions of the park closed due to ongoing construction

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

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Party Earth Brooklyn Bridge Park Review

The Scene

Come to Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, New York, an 85-acre expanse of lawns, sporting fields, bike paths, and more with great NYC skyline views.

An eighty-five-acre stretch of piers, marshes, lawns, and coves, Brooklyn Bridge Park has something for just about everyone – and all of it with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty.

Though portions of the park aren’t slated to open till 2013, the wide green lawns and center hill of Pier 1 bring out all types, from athletes looking to play catch or ride bikes to sunbathers lying back with a picnic and a good book. Other piers offer calm water boating for kayakers, habitat preserves, tidal pools, and even outdoor sand volleyball courts.

Those who can afford it enjoy luxury cuisine at The River Café right at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, though if donning a suit jacket to get dinner doesn’t sound enticing, visitors need only venture to seasonal but more budget-friendly options like the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar or Bark Hot Dogs.

Near the Café, babysitters and young-at-heart twenty-somethings alike climb onto Jane’s Carousel, a historic refurbished merry-go-round open all year, while couples stroll along the rocky sand and watch the waves.

As night falls, the area is taken over by events like summer movie screenings and outdoor concerts, including performances at Bargemusic, the only floating concert hall in the world.

With its beautiful layout and relaxed air, Brooklyn Bridge Park is the perfect place to spend a whole day soaking up the borough’s wonderful character.

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Tip from Emma:

The Fulton Ferry takes passengers from the Park to the South Street Seaport in Manhattan – but on Fridays (so long as it’s open for the season) it stops at Governor’s Island, with free bike passage to boot. You can spend the day biking your butt off and then return to the park to catch an event or just rest your legs by the water.

  • Crowd

    Athletes, cyclists, joggers, kayakers, picnickers, sunbathers, nature-lovers, tourists, photographers, and anybody looking to escape the city’s mad hustle. All ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Athletic Features and Activities:
    Multi-use lawns available for outdoor sports including Frisbee, volleyball, football, and more. Several playgrounds for the kiddies. Bike and running paths throughout the park. Tidal pools and an area for calm water boating beckon lots of children, kayakers, and boating newbies. Jane’s Carousel (between Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges) is a beautiful restored carousel near the north end of the park.

    Events and Facilities:
    Outdoor events hosted throughout the year, including outdoor movie screenings, concerts, family events, and holiday parties. Regular concerts at the Bargemusic floating concert hall every Saturday (right by the Old Fulton Street entrance). Brooklyn Bridge Plaza right below the bridge hosts flea markets, art shows, farmers markets, and more.

    Additional Services:
    Free Wi-Fi available at Pier 1, Pier 6, Empire Fulton Ferry, and Main Street, as well as along the northern portion of the park between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Around half a dozen food stands and restaurants throughout the park, including Blue Marble Ice Cream, Calexico Mexican, and the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar on the Pier 1 Promenade, though all of these – save for the very pricey River Café at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge – are only open May through October.

  • Prices

    Park entrance is free. Carousel rides $2. Food ranges from a few dollar dogs at Bark Dogs to $100+ meals at The River Café.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes. Jackets required in main dining room of The River Café during evening hours.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any warm, sunny day to relax in the grass, or on clear nights to catch a sunset over the Manhattan skyline.

  • Close By

    Galapagos Art Space‎ (16 Main Street) is a 9,000-square-foot cultural space with a 1,600-square-foot indoor lake at its center. Yes, a lake. The venue hosts great cultural events from large trivia gatherings and sultry burlesque shows to classic theater.

Brooklyn Bridge Park User Reviews

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Must Go
Pankhuree S. Nov 11, 2013
It is an amazing place to visit because you get to see the world famous brooklyn bridge along with a great view of the manhattan skyline. The lush green grass at the park is a nice place to lie down or go for a small picnic. The view of the hudson waters is soothing and the cool breeze is quite refreshing. Great place to go for an evening walk or get some peace and relaxation and also for self introspection!
Brooklyn Bridge
Mensa M. Apr 13, 2013
Where else can you join a raging dance party with 600 people , hoola hoop, and end up chatting til 7 with quite literally The World's Most interesting Man, who is a Kiwi Brit volcanologist who rappels into volcanoes, does 10+ bungee jumps a year, jumps out 3rd story windows for safety, and is impervious to injury, only being allowed kidnapping insurance because his parents are politicians! And he's not even 25 yet!
Reviving Brooklyn
Robert L. Feb 7, 2013
As a Brooklynite, it used to suck to have to jump on the train to have a decent time in Manhattan. There were just only so many times you could go to the Promenade, walk the Bridge or go to Prospect Park. Thats all changing now. You've read it in the magazines, you've seen the Brooklyn bound trains finally being packed with not only Hipsters but now young professionals and families. The Brooklyn Bridge park has now took away Williamsburg's exclusive title to Fun Thing to Do in Brooklyn. Dumbo has great restaurants and now with the park's expansion, you can enjoy the sun, the proximity to the water and its great view of the Wall Street skyline, beach volleyball courts, playgrounds for the kids and now a restored carousel! In the summer they even have open air screenings of movies and retal kayaks! All of this right under the bridge! Perfect way to end a walk over the bridge!
A good walk in the park
Gemstonn A. Dec 12, 2012
My brother was feeling motivated to take a long walk as his exercise, he brought his wife and their daughter along with them so that we can take a stroll around the park. This was during the summer and it was a beautiful day! The breeze by the river helped us in our walk so it didn't feel that humid, and you can't ask for a better view of Battery Park. It's also a good view of the Freedom Tower being built. You have to go here and take advantage of a beautiful park with a beautiful view.
Cool park/area
Mark S. Dec 11, 2012
Here's what you do. Wait for a nice day. Walk across the brooklyn bridge. Its a really nice walk as long as you don't get run over by a bike. When you get into brooklyn, go into DUMBO, spend a little time there, and then head to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Its really nice, and they are currently expanding the areas around the waterfront with more activities. etc. My favorite experience here is when they show movies starting right after sunset. They do this with the Brooklyn Bridge and New York skyline as a distracting but pleasing backdrop. Plus DUMBO in general nearby is pretty cool.
Picturesque Park
Risa C. Nov 20, 2012
I finally got to check out the park during the DUMBO arts festival and was pleasantly surprised. First and foremost the view is stunning as you can see the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges from inside the park, so its great if you like the historical architecture of the Brooklyn Bridge or even if you just want to sit on the green lawn (how does it stay so well manicured?!) and gaze at the Manhattan skyline. There's also an awesome restored antique carousel encased in glass by the water which though probably geared towards children, I saw quite a few adults riding and reliving their childhood on it. Overall I'd say its a great spot for locals looking to relax, but also perfect for tourists or out of town guests to get some awesome photos.
Freakin' precious
Chris K. Nov 19, 2012
The Brooklyn Bridge Park is a prime example of Brooklyn has shaped up in the past couple of years, and while some may say it's selling out to appear more accessible and tourist-friendly, these people haven't enjoyed a lovely autumn day lounging in this large park, eating craft cart food and sipping a mild IPA. The Brooklyn Bridge Park has a lovely waterfront atmosphere to it as well, bringing a scenic quality to the oftentimes draconian-looking Bridge. And then, there's the carousel, an old-timey merry-go-round inside of a strange space-age glass box where children of all ages can ride a Bradburian wooden horse in a circle to the tune of haunting carnival music. While Dumbo isn't necessarily a destination neighborhood, this park should make it one.
BK Traditions
Jaclyn W. Nov 15, 2012
For the past few years, I've had a tradition with two of my friends that we must walk the bridge the second it starts to get warm out. Although I end up walking the bridge more than once a summer, it's truly magical before the warm weather really sets in and the bridge is extremely packed. There is nothing quite like walking over the water with a warm breeze coming off the East River and the view is absolutely breathtaking at sunset. I've done it how many times and I still get this magical feeling walking across it. On the other side of the bridge, besides Grimaldi's and an ice cream shop, sits BK Bridge park. I'm a huge fan of DUMBO and when I finally made it to the park, I was incredibly impressed with how much more beautiful it made the area. There are grass fields, stone benches to sit on and look at the Manhattan skyline, paths to wander in twilight and best of all, a carousel encased in glass that really makes for an enchanting experience. This is a good place for families during the day and I think is more suited for lovers and the romantics at night. I highly recommend taking a stroll over there at some point when the weather is nice.
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