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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

Pier 4 Beach

Get sand between your toes at Pier 4 Beach, where visitors can travel down to the water’s edge and launch non-motorized boats. Or simply admire the natural tidal pools that showcase the diversity of marine and plant life that call the park home.

Built from the remnants of a railroad float transfer bridge that has settled on the river bed, Pier 4 is planted with native species to assist its ongoing evolution as a protected habitat preserve. The beach design incorporates innovative structures designed by ECOncrete to mimic natural tidal pools typically found along rocky coasts. Some of these pools are accessible to visitors providing an interactive demonstration of the diversity of park habitats for marine animals and plant life.

Offshore from the beach is Bird Island, an inaccessible nature preserve built from the remnants of a railroad float transfer bridge. Bird Island is planted with a variety of salt-tolerant shrubs, grasses and trees to encourage the growth of a diverse ecology. The island also features three ECOncrete tide pools as an added ecological element. An Osprey platform has been installed to attract large fishing birds.

Please note that swimming and wading are not permitted at the Pier 4 Beach.


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Pier 4 Beach

Small island with trees off the shore of Pier 4 Beach on a sunny day. Lower Manhattan is seen in the distance.

©Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 4 Beach’s Bird Island is a growing nature preserve.
Sand bar leading to a small island with trees on a sunny day.

©Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 4 Beach and Bird Island
Rocks and trees along the Pier 4 Beach with lower Manhattan in the background.

©Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 4 Beach provides water access to launch kayaks, no swimming permitted.
Woman and child holding hands on the Pier 4 Beach looking at the bridge to Pier 3 on a sunny day.

©Alexa Hoyer

Pier 4 Beach is located next to the vast green area of Pier 3.
Woman and child holding hands walking down path to Pier 4 Beach on a sunny day. Pier 3 Greenway seen in the background.

©Alexa Hoyer

Pier 4 Beach features man-made tidal pools to encourage the growth of marine life.
Child walking on the Pier 4 Beach on a sunny day, with Pier 3 in the background.

©Alexa Hoyer

Pier 4 Beach offers water access to launch kayaks and other small boats.

Construction of the park began in January 2009.

One of the fundamental principles of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been the requirement that the Park’s operations and maintenance annual budget be financially independent and self-sustaining.

Adjacent to the Pier 4 beach are the remnants of a railroad float transfer bridge. Goods transferred at the Lackawanna Terminal in New Jersey landed here to be delivered across Long Island.

The New York Harbor was once the busiest in the World.


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