Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6

Urban Park · Pier 6


Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park on the Brooklyn side of the East River in New York City. Designed by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the park is located on a 1.3-mile plot of land from Atlantic Avenue in the south, under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and past the Brooklyn Bridge, to Jay Street north of the Manhattan Bridge.

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Your little pirates will love this nautical-themed playground located in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge at Pier 1. Climb aboard the ship-shaped playground equipment and peep through portholes, race across bridges, or whiz down the twisty slide. A boat-shaped sandbox provides yet another spot for sunny day diversions.
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This 85-acre park is one of Brooklyn’s best-loved attractions. Wrapping itself around a 1.3-mile bend on the East River, the post-industrial site runs from just beyond the far side of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo to the west end of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights. It's revitalized a once-barren stretch of shoreline, turning a series of abandoned piers into landscaped parkland with jaw-dropping views of Manhattan. There's lots to see and do here, with playgrounds, walkways and lawns galore.
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The 85-acre, waterfront park is one of Brooklyn’s best-known attractions for a reason and happens to be a great place for a first date. Whether you want to rent skates at the Pier 2 Roller Rink, catch a free flick at Pier 1’s Movies With a View, or just take a stroll through nature, this park has you covered for getting to know someone new.
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A stunning view of both the Brooklyn Bridge and the iconic Manhattan skyline is what sets Brooklyn Bridge Park apart from the rest. Visitors can get to the park by subway, car, or the NYC Ferry, making it an easily accessible destination. As Brooklyn natives, our favorite pastime growing up was to enjoy the waterfront views and family-friendly activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park, including ice cream, outdoor yoga, kayaking, and playgrounds.
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Brooklyn Bridge Park is a lush waterfront park made up of six piers. If it’s views you’re in search of, Pier 1 is the place to be. The first pier in the park has the most panoramic view of Manhattan you’ll find anywhere in BK. Pier 1 also has a playground and a ferry to the city.
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While not exactly a playground, Pier 3 is worth checking out with the kids for at least a couple of reasons. First, it's the final pier to be converted to park space in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Second, it's home to numerous interactive pieces, many of which happen to demonstrate scientific principals of sound and light. On one part of the pier, hedges of various shapes and sizes create a natural labyrinth with surprises around every turn.
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This 85-acre park provides stellar, up-close views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the East River and Downtown Manhattan. You'll find inventive playgrounds throughout the waterside park, a roller rink, athletic courts, lush plantings and open fields. Pier 6 is the place to be for a water play area, a giant "sandbox", climbing structures, Slide Mountain and Swing Valley. Fornino's Pizza is a great place to refuel and chill here.
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Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks: It seems that any fashionable city has a bridge with metal locks affixed to it. Started in the 1990s, Brooklyn joined this elite club that includes Paris, Amsterdam, and Kyiv. You can affix your own love lock there, but expect that it will be cut off just like the rest of the locks in order to preserve the structural integrity of the bridge. The best time to go if you'd like to avoid crowds is at sunrise.
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Sweeping vistas, rich ecology, expansive piers and vibrant programming make this special waterfront park a beautiful natural wonder in the heart of New York City. Adventure awaits for the whole family, with biking, birding, kayaking and more available to enjoy. And, with connections to subways and ferries, getting to the park is a breeze.
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Brooklyn Bridge Park, with its grassy expanses, copious bike paths, public art displays, basketball courts and gorgeous views, has attractions worth visiting year-round. The Pier 2 Uplands, a three-acre site that includes a 6,300-square-foot lawn and a water play area, and the new Squibb Bridge recently opened. Also check out the new Public Art Fund display Reverberation, made of large bells by San Francisco-based sculptor Davina Semo.
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