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Park is Open 7 Days a Week | 6AM - 1AM
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Pier 28AM - 9PM* Pier 56AM - 11PM* Education Center3-5PM (THU/FRI), 1-5PM (SAT) Pier 6 Volleyball Courts6AM - 11PM Playgroundssunrise-sunset

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Film and Photography Permits

Film and Photography Permits Application Process

Permits for film or photography issued by the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting (MOFTB) or the New York City Parks Department are not applicable at Brooklyn Bridge Park. You must E-APPLY via the button below to obtain a permit for Brooklyn Bridge Park.

  • Film and photography permits are issued for weekdays only. Permits are not issued for weekends or holidays.
  • Film and photography permit applications must be submitted at least two business days prior to your requested shoot date.
  • Site fees are required for shooting at Brooklyn Bridge Park. An invoice for the total will be sent directly to the applicant after the application has been submitted and assessed. Rates begin at a flat fee based on either a half or full day at a single park location, a cast and crew total of 15 people or less, and handheld equipment only. Additional park locations, people, or equipment beyond handheld will be at additional cost. Exact information is required. Roaming film or photography permits are not issued and all equipment beyond handheld must be listed on the permit.
  • Permit fees are non-refundable.
  • Insurance is required for film and photography shoots. Please see the main page for details. Student projects are required to have insurance from their school.

Press activities do not require a permit – please e-mail to coordinate press activities in the Park; vehicles may not be operated in the Park without BBP approval.


  • Permits do not give exclusive access to park space. Shoots may not fully block off an area or prevent public or staff access to park space.
  • Drones are not allowed to be used within or around the Park with no exceptions.
  • Film and photography permits are not issued for Max Family Garden or any playground or picnic table in the Park.
  • Film or photography permits do not cover parking within or around the Park. Brooklyn Bridge Park does not have parking available for production vehicles or motorhomes.
  • Craft service and tenting are not allowed within the Park.
  • Only handheld equipment is allowed if shooting on a lawn or artificial turf. The use of drones is not allowed.
  • Wedding or engagement photography does not require a permit unless your group is larger than 20 people or if you plan to use more than handheld equipment. This is applicable to non-commercial wedding or engagement photography only.

Permit Terms and Conditions

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.
Fulton Ferry Landing boardwalk with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan on a cloudy day.


Fulton Ferry Landing Boardwalk offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan. © ERP
Tree-lined pathway at John Street on a sunny day. The Manhattan Bridge is seen in the distance.

© Alexa Hoyer

John Street has view of the Manhattan Bridge from the pathway.
Aerial view of Pebble Beach and Main Street Lawn with the Manhattan Bridge overhead on a sunny day.

© Etienne Frossard

Main Street provides places to relax both by the water and on the grass.
Yellow lilies by the pathway at sunset with the Manhattan Bridge overhead.

© Julienne Schaer

Main Street
Trees along Pier 1 pathway with jogger running in the shade on a sunny day

© Alexa Hoyer

Pier 1
Steps from the Granite Prospect next to path

© Alexa Hoyer

The Granite Prospect.
Benches on the pathway overlooking the water with a view of Pier 2.

© Alexa Hoyer

View of Pier 2
Players looking up at a basketball during a game on a court at Pier 2.
Basketball at Pier 2
Group of people playing basketball at sunset on a court at Pier 2.
Basketball at Pier 2

Contact Permits Department

Permits Contact Form

This is NOT the permit application form. Please complete the below form if you have a question about a permit application you have already submitted, or if you have a question before submitting that is not answered elsewhere on our website.


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