Pier 6 is a popular destination for children and adults alike. Whether checking out one of the playgrounds or playing in a tournament at our sand volleyball courts, Pier 6 offers several great attractions.
About Pier 6
A lush, welcoming landscape completes the outer two-thirds of the pier. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, its large lawns and planted areas provide a relaxing retreat from the more active offerings at Piers 5 and 6. The sweeping flower meadow and surrounding plantings transport visitors to a beautiful, natural environment and the large lawn areas will host exciting public programs. Planted with a diverse array of native plants and trees, the meadows and lawns create a green oasis while offering spectacular views of New York Harbor. You can download the Pier 6 Fall Plant Guide here.
Swing over to the ultimate playground headquarters for kids and adults alike, where water jets, volleyball courts and jungle gyms surround the largest sandbox in New York. Remember, there’s fun for Fido too - Pier 6 has a dog run. And when the family is full up on slides and rope climbs, it’s time to fill up on delicious food at Fornino’s Pizza. Park restrooms can be found on the first floor of Fornino.
Our sand volleyball courts are another popular attraction at Pier 6. Join in for open play time or make reservations on one of three regulation size courts. Click here for more information on how to play.
The lawns at Pier 6, including Liberty Lawn, Ferry Lawn, and Court Lawn, provide great open spaces for taking in the sun, relaxing with a good book or hanging out with friends. These lawns are planted with a diverse array of native plants and trees and offer spectacular views of New York Harbor.
A ferry dock is located on the southern edge of Pier 6 providing service to Governors Island. The ferry operates Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Click here for more information.