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Feb

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56°F

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06:32 AM
Sunset
05:46 PM
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HIGH 4:47 PM


Low 11:04 PM

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Park is Open 7 Days a Week | 6AM - 1AM
Entry is Free!

Pier 28AM - 9PM* Pier 56AM - 11PM* Education Center3-5PM (TUE/THU), 1-5PM (SAT) Pier 6 Volleyball Courts6AM - 11PM Playgroundssunrise-sunset

Pier 6 Flower Field

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How To Get Here

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Parking is limited, so we encourage you to take public transportation. And lucky for you, there are plenty of transportation options.

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Subway

2
3

Clark Street

A
C

High Street or Jay St- MetroTech

4
5

Borough Hall

F

York Street

Bus

B25
B61
B63
B67

B25 (at Fulton Ferry Landing), B61 (at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street), B63 (on the loop road near Pier 6 in the park), or B67 (at Jay Street and York Street)

CitiBike

Nearby CitiBike stations: Atlantic Ave & Furman St (Pier 6); Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2; Old Fulton St (Pier 1); Water St & Main St (Main Street)

NYC Ferry

East River route to Dumbo/Fulton Ferry; or South Brooklyn Route to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6/Atlantic Avenue or DUMBO/Fulton Ferry.

A half-acre of native wildflowers. Stroll around this gorgeous planting to catch the views of the garden, pollinators, and the skyline.

ABOUT THE FLOWER FIELD

Waves of colorful flowers bloom from spring until late fall, as the pink and gold drifts of summer flowers turn to the blues and purples of fall. Visitors to the Pier 6 Flower Field will find colorful milkweeds, asters, and goldenrods. 

Butterflies are especially drawn to the Pier 6 Flower Field due to the large colorful drifts of flowers, which they detect at great distances. 

Summer

Spring

Fall

Winter

Butterflies

Common Buckeye

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The monarch butterfly is one of the most frequent visitors to the Pier 6 Flower Field. Seen the most often here in late August while on their great annual migration.

Pier 6, and the Flower Field, was completed and opened to the public on October 21, 2015

Among the most vibrant plants in the Pier 6 Flower Field is the deep yellow Heliopsis helianthoides, commonly called the False Sunflower or Smooth Oxeye. This native plant can grow to nearly 6ft tall and looks amazing in later summer.

The Playgrounds at Pier 6 were developed in collaboration with child development experts at the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University, the playgrounds create distinct play environments that cater to the skills and interests of different ages and skills.

In June, 2010 nearly 7 acres of park land on Pier 6 opened including a 1.6 acre destination playground featuring Slide Mountain, Swing Valley, the Water Lab and Sandbox Village.

There are over 20 swings in Swing Valley.

Nearly 500 different species have been identified on Pier 6: more than 50 different birds; 200 insects; and more than 200 different plant species.

On Pier 6, approximately 8,000 cubic yards of manufactured soil lies atop 16,000 cubic yards of clean bulk fill.

Pier 6 contains an underground rain water retention system that can hold up to 127,000 gallons of water. This reused stormwater will contribute to the park’s horticultural water needs.

Close up of pink and yellow flowers at Pier 6 Flower Field on a sunny day with lower Manhattan in the background.

©Alexa Hoyer

Pier 6 Flower Field.
Two women with a stroller walking by bushes of yellow flowers at sunset.

© Etienne Frossard

Pier 6 Flower Field
Flower garden at the Pier 6 Flower Field at night with view of lower Manhattan.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 6 Flower Field.
Close up of yellow flowers and bushes on a sunny day.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 6 Flower Field displays a variety of native plants and flowers.
Yellow and pink flowers in the bushes at sunset with lower Manhattan in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

Pier 6 Flower Field.
Close up of purple flowers and bushes on a sunny day.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 6 Flower Field displays a variety of native plants and flowers.
Yellow flowers and bushes on a sunny day with lower Manhattan in the background.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 6 Flower Field displays a variety of native plants and flowers.
Pathway with white flowers and bushes in Pier 6 Flower Field with view of the Freedom Tower on a sunny day.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 6 Flower Field.
Woman on path looking at purple flowers and bushes on a sunny day.
Pier 6 Flower Field

© Alexa Hoyer

Close up of purple flowers and bushes on a sunny day.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 6 Flower Field displays a variety of native plants and flowers.

The monarch butterfly is one of the most frequent visitors to the Pier 6 Flower Field. Seen the most often here in late August while on their great annual migration.

Pier 6, and the Flower Field, was completed and opened to the public on October 21, 2015

Among the most vibrant plants in the Pier 6 Flower Field is the deep yellow Heliopsis helianthoides, commonly called the False Sunflower or Smooth Oxeye. This native plant can grow to nearly 6ft tall and looks amazing in later summer.

The Playgrounds at Pier 6 were developed in collaboration with child development experts at the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University, the playgrounds create distinct play environments that cater to the skills and interests of different ages and skills.

In June, 2010 nearly 7 acres of park land on Pier 6 opened including a 1.6 acre destination playground featuring Slide Mountain, Swing Valley, the Water Lab and Sandbox Village.

Nearly 500 different species have been identified on Pier 6: more than 50 different birds; 200 insects; and more than 200 different plant species.

There are over 20 swings in Swing Valley.

On Pier 6, approximately 8,000 cubic yards of manufactured soil lies atop 16,000 cubic yards of clean bulk fill.

Pier 6 contains an underground rain water retention system that can hold up to 127,000 gallons of water. This reused stormwater will contribute to the park’s horticultural water needs.

Pier 6 Flower Field – 3

Alexa Hoyer

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Summer flowers in Brooklyn Bridge Park

GARDENS AT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

20,000

participated in environmental education programs

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365

Days Open Per Year

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3,000

Trees in the park

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