Some activities or special uses require a permit. Commercial film and photo shoots, wedding ceremonies, league sports, single day events, or group activities (such as lessons, camps, school groups, or the like) must obtain a permit and meet insurance and other requirements.
For more information, and to determine if your visit requires a permit, continue reading.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is a public park and as such, any events, classes, or gatherings larger than 20 people require a permit. Regardless of the number of participants, we do not issue permits for events, classes, group instruction, or gatherings where a fee is charged (unless it’s a league sport played on the volleyball, basketball, or soccer fields). Additionally, amplified sound, including microphones, is not permitted.
Free, outdoor public space is critical. At Brooklyn Bridge Park, we have always prioritized free public events, activities, and classes. We believe that public space is for the public, and we work to ensure as much of the public space as possible is available to all who visit. This is why we partner with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and others to provide a huge array of completely free programming at Brooklyn Bridge Park.