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Park Phasing


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March 2010

Pier 1 opens, featuring a major entrance to the park at Old Fulton Street and generous lawns that capture the views to Brooklyn Bridge and the New York Harbor. Pier 1 also features a waterfront promenade, playground and concessions, as well as many pedestrian paths threaded through the topography.

June 2010

Pier 6 uplands open, including a 1.6-acre destination playground, bikeway/walkway, dog run and seasonal water taxi service to Governors Island and other points in the harbor.

August 2010

The uplands between Pier 1 and 2, the Pier 1 water garden and the uplands of Pier 2 open, including the spiral pool. This phase includes a boat ramp and a salt marsh with a stone seating area.  Additional portions of the park greenway opened as well as an interim bikeway/walkway linking Piers 1-6.

Summer 2011

Pier 6 expands by 1.8 acres with three sand volleyball courts, two lawns, pathways and planted areas.  Re-opening of Empire Fulton Ferry Park with Jane’s Carousel installed in a new all-weather pavilion and other park landscape and amenity improvements.

Summer 2012

Pop-up pool opens at Pier 2. The pool area includes a sandy beach,  lounge chairs, picnic tables and umbrellas. The site also includes a food and drink concession, showers and restrooms.

December 2012

Park space expands by five acres with the opening of Pier 5. New amenities at Pier 5 include three multi-purpose sports fields, the Picnic Peninsula, two new play areas for children, two tetherball poles, bait preparation tables and fish cleaning stations, and a 30-foot wide promenade.  

March 2013

Squibb Park and Bridge open. These additions provide a vital circulation link for pedestrians near the center of the park.The bridge’s proximity to the surrounding community and to public transportation offers park visitors a convenient and dramatic approach to Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

November 2013

Piers 3 and 4 Uplands and Greenway open, adding over 6 acres to the park and completing the continuous greenway from Pier 1 to Pier 6 for the first time. This phase includes a 800ft. long and 30 ft. high sound attenuating hill designed to minimize noise projected from the BQE, as well as a granite terrace and three new lawns.

Spring 2014

Completion of Pier 2 and Pier 4 Beach. 

The phasing plan accounts for available funds allocated to the project. As additional funding becomes available, BBP will prioritize the construction of remaining phases.