Pier 2

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Pier 2


Pursue your favorite kind of fun on Pier 2 - five acres of basketball, handball, bocce and shuffleboard courts, over half an acre of play turf, fitness equipment, swing sets and picnic tables - not to mention free, seasonal kayaking programs.


Point, shoot and score at one of five basketball courts, including two covered courts. Learn More
Bounce over to one of six handball courts where park visitors of all ages can enjoy “off the wall” play opportunities. Learn More
For a sophisticated European spin on outdoor bowling, the ball’s in your court at Pier 2. Learn More
All hands on deck at one of three open-air shuffleboard courts at Pier 2.
A workout area features fun fitness equipment, including three ADA-specific pieces.
Whether you’re a daring speed seeker or just starting to wobble your way onto wheels, circle over to the Pier 2 Roller Rink. Learn More
Join the BBP Boathouse for free, seasonal kayaking sessions launched from this floating dock. Learn More

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    About Pier 2

    Pier 2 is dedicated to active recreation and features a variety of activities and attractions. A wide promenade wraps around the pier, offering magnificent views of lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor. Restrooms, lockers, water fountains/bottle refilling stations, picnic tables and bike racks are also available on site. The pier and all facilities are fully ADA accessible. Lights are on for evening play until 11pm.

    Permit Rules

    Unless noted, all activities are open for walk up use. The Pier 2 Courts may be reserved for the following sports: basketball, handball, bocce and shuffleboard. Please note that additional fees may apply for use of the courts for groups older than age 18. Please visit our permits page here.

    Please note that Pier 2 is open from 6am to 11pm.