Brooklyn Bridge Park embraces its waterfront location and features a number of opportunities to experience the exhilaration of paddling on the East River. In Summer 2010, Brooklyn Bridge Park opened a boat ramp on the upland between Pier 1 and Pier 2, providing a new launch area in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The park has since opened a new Eco-Dock at Pier 2 where all public kayak programs take place.
Free seasonal “walk-up” kayaking and rowing programs are available during the summer and are run by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse. Kayak sessions launch from the Eco-Dock at Pier 2. Check the calendar for dates and times.
In the future, a pebble beach will be constructed by Pier 4, which will provide additional boat access areas in the southern portion of the site. A wave attenuation system will be built between Pier 1 and Pier 4 to create a protected boating environment. This calm water area for human-powered boats will allow both novice and experienced boaters to paddle the East River.