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Park Hours and Info

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

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

How To Get Here


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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Clark Street


High Street or Jay St- MetroTech


Borough Hall


York Street



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)


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.

Places to See


The lawns of Brooklyn Bridge Park are perfect for picnicking, playing, and relaxing. The stunning views and lush green grass makes for a wonderfully special place to be.

People sitting on Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn at dusk with view of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan.

© Alexa Hoyer

The Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
People sitting on Pier 3 Lawn at sunset with view of Brooklyn Heights.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 3 Lawn is overlooked by Brooklyn Heights.
People sitting on the Pier 5 Uplands Lawn on a sunny day with Pier 5 in the background.

©Alexa Hoyer

Pier 5 Uplands Lawn offers a place to relax outside the activity of Pier 5.
Lawn with picnic benches and Pilot restaurant boat seen in the background on a sunny day.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 6 Lawns offer views of lower Manhattan and New York Harbor.
Family having a picnic on the Pier 3 Lawn at sunset.

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 3 Lawn offers wide spaces to picnic and run around.


Brooklyn Bridge Park is proud to maintain all lawns organically, with no chemical herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. This is a complex and experimental process because turf lawns are an unnatural ecosystem – the grass is not native, the soil is compacted, and the plants are continuously cut to keep them low.

The turf team at Brooklyn Bridge Park succeeds in keeping lawns rich and verdant by creating a healthy soil ecosystem with stable populations of the symbiotic organisms that help grass grow. After evaluations, both the organisms and the grasses are fed with organic nutrients and compost tea.

The biggest challenge in maintaining the Park’s lawns is compaction. Pressure from foot traffic squeezes soil, making it hard for grass roots to grow. In order to keep lawns green, we periodically close lawns after heavy rain or following an event, we regularly close some lawns to allow them to rest. We regularly aerate, reseed, and top-dress the grass to keep the turf lush and healthy.

When and why are park lawns closed?

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Trees, lawns, and shrubs are managed organically

More than 5 million people visit the Park each year.

Over 500 trees are planted on Pier 1.

The central lawn at Pier 3 is just larger than one acre.

The Main Street portion of the park was originally built and designed by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and opened in 2004, ownership was transferred to BBP in 2010.

The Park is managed ecologically.

There are more than 100 picnic tables in Brooklyn Bridge Park


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Days Open Per Year



Trees in the park


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