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Feb

29

39°F

Sunrise
06:30 AM
Sunset
05:47 PM
Tide

HIGH 5:07 PM


Low 11:35 PM

Park Hours and Info

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
Places to See

Public Art

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

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.

Places to See

PUBLIC ART

Admire the innovative and memorable art woven into the natural landscape of the park. From sculptures to freestanding installations, new work is introduced every year, so there’s always a reason to come back.

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund

Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra. 2023

Nicholas Galanin:

In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra

May 16 – March 10, 2024
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn

Nicholas Galanin created this work with the same steel tubing used to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall, also echoing its 30-foot height. The metal was cut and reassembled to spell out LAND in a format reminiscent of Robert Indiana’s 1966 sculpture, LOVE.

ABOUT PUBLIC ART FUND
As the leader in its field, Public Art Fund brings dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience in New York City and beyond by mounting ambitious free exhibitions of international scope and impact that offer the public powerful experiences with art and the urban environment.

Public Art Fund

 

For a listing of public events hosted by Public Art Fund, please visit the PAF website:

Public Programs

 

Waterfront by Tom Fruin

View of Watertower II by Tom Fruin lit up at night. Sculpture is made from colored plexiglas and lit from within.

© Jack Freedman

Watertower II by Tom Fruin
Looking underneath Watertower II by Tom Fruin towards the Empire State Building in Manhattan.

© Jack Freedman

Watertower II by Tom Fruin
Watertower II by Tom Fruin, a colored plexiglas water tower seen on a sunny day with lower Manhattan in the background.

©Julienne Schaer

Watertower II by Tom Fruin
Watertower II by Tom Fruin, a colored plexiglas water tower seen on a sunny day with lower Manhattan in the background.

©Julienne Schaer

Watertower II by Tom Fruin

On permanent display atop 334 Furman Street is Tom Fruin’s Watertower. See this amazing installation from the Pier 5 Uplands and near Pier 5 in the Park, or from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

There is no public access to the installation or the roof of the building.

Past Public Art

Child looking into Erwin Wurm's Hot Dog Bus on the promenade.

© Liz Ligon

Erwin Wurm’s Hot Dog Bus. 2018 © Liz Ligon, Public Art Fund
People by Oscar Tuazon, part of his series People. A tree with a basketball hoop attached to a branch and the trunk beside a concrete wall at sunset.

©Julienne Schaer

People by Oscar Tuazon, part of his series People, 2012
Children running through jets of water on a sunny day.

©Etienne Frossard

Appearing Rooms, Jeppe Hein, 2015
People sitting on Untitled Benches, Tables (Cube for Children) by Michael Clyde Johnson on a sunny day.

©Etienne Frossard

Untitled Benches, Tables. Cube for Children by Michael Clyde Johnson. 2013
The Telectroscope by Paul St. George on the boardwalk on a sunny day.
The Telectroscope by Paul St. George, 2008
Yoga by Mark di Suvero on Pier 1 Lawn on a sunny day. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen in the background.

©Etienne Frossard

Yoga by Mark di Suvero, 2011
Topsy-Turvy camera obscura by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recorder at Empire Fulton Ferry on a sunny day.

© Etienne Frossard

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder, 2013
Man walking through standing mirrors in Jeppe Hein's Mirror Labyrinth

© Etienne Frossard

Mirror Labyrinth, Jeppe Hein. 2015
Tom Fruin and CoreAct: Kolonihavehus, 2010, a stained glass house on the Empire Futon Ferry Boardwalk

© Etienne Frossard

Tom Fruin and CoreAct: Kolonihavehus, 2010
Dahn Vo: We the People sculpture on the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace on a sunny day.

© James Ewing

We the People, Dahn Vo. 2014
Grayson Cox: Half Story Mountain sculpture on the Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn on a sunny day.

© Etienne Frossard

Half Story Mountain, Grayson Cox. 2013
People on the Pier 1 Promenade with a view of several bells from Devina Semo's Reverberation at sunset.

© Nicholas Knight

Reverberation, Devina Semo. 2020

FAQs

Are there public restrooms?

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How do I get to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Is there an entrance fee to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Is there public access to the roof to see “Watertown 3: R.V. Ingersoll” by Tom Fruin?

Can I host an event or activity?

Do I need a permit to take photos?

When do I need a permit?

How do I submit a public art proposal?

More than 13,000 timber piles support the piers in the Park.

More than 5 million people visit the Park each year.

Subway tunnels run under the Piles.

The John Street section was formerly owned by Con Edison and was transferred to Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2013.

OTHER THINGS TO EXPLORE

20,000

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3,000

Trees in the park

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