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FAQs

How can I get to the park?
What sections of the park are open now?
Where can I ride my bike in the park?
When and why are park lawns closed?
Can I bring my dog to Brooklyn Bridge Park?
Can I bring or consume alcohol in the park?
Can I smoke in the park?
Is there wi-fi in the park?
Can I have my wedding in the park?
I hear there will be development associated with the park. Why has it been included and where will it be located?
When will the next segment of the park be built?


How can I get to the park?

Brooklyn Bridge Park is accessible by several subway lines (A/C, 2/3, 4/5, F, R) and bus routes (B25, B63). Visitors can also arrive via seasonal Water Taxi service or the East River Ferry at Fulton Ferry Landing. See Directions and the Interactive Map for more detailed information on planning your trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park.


What sections of the park are open now?

Pier 1, Piers 3 & 4 Uplands and GreenwayPier 5, Pier 6, Squibb Park and BridgeMain Street, Fulton Ferry Landing and Empire Fulton Ferry are open to the public right now. Empire Fulton Ferry features Jane's Carousel. Park hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. The greenway between Piers 1 and 6 is also open daily until 1:00 a.m.


Where can I ride my bike in the park?

Bicycles are welcome in Brooklyn Bridge Park!  Bicycle riding is permissible on the designated bike path. Riders are asked to dismount their bikes on all other pathways.  Bicycle racks are located at park entrances at Piers 1, 5 and 6, along the Pier 6 volleyball courts and at the Pier 6 dog run. See the Biking page for more information.

Bike rentals are available through Bike and Roll NYC at the entrance to Pier 1. 

Brooklyn Bridge Park is proud to be a key segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.


When and why are park lawns closed?

All of the park's lawns are closed on a weekly basis to allow the grass time to rest and rejuvenate. These closings ensure that the lawns remain lush and green. At least one lawn on each pier will always remain open for your enjoyment.

Pier 1
Harbor View Lawn is closed on Thrusdays and Fridays.
Bridge View Lawn is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Vale Lawn is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

The small lawn located behind Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Pier 2

The small, cresent-shaped lawn located next to Pier 2 is closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

Pier 6
Swing Valley and Volleyball Court Lawns are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Corner Lawn is closed on Thursdays and Fridays.
Ferryview Lawn is closed on Wednesdays.

Empire Fulton Ferry & Main Street
Empire Lawn is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Picnic Grove and Riverview Lawns are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Piers 3 & 4

Great Lawn is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Waterfront Lawn is closed Thursdays and Fridays.


Can I bring my dog to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Dogs are welcome on park pathways, but dogs are not allowed on lawns. Dog runs are located at Main Street and at Pier 6. Go to the interactive map to see locations.


Can I bring or consume alcohol in the park?

Alcohol cannot be brought into Brooklyn Bridge Park. Alcohol is available for purchase at the seasonal Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar on Pier 1 (see Concessions) but must be consumed on the premises.


Can I smoke in the park?

As of May 23, 2011, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a smoke-free park, consistent with the recent New York City law. The law is intended to make parks healthier and cleaner places to visit.  We ask your compliance with this new rule.


Is there wi-fi in the park?

Free Wi-Fi is available in the following park areas: Pier 1, Pier 6, Empire Fulton Ferry and Main Street. DUMBO Wi-Fi provides free access to the northern portion of the park, between the two bridges. Main Street and Empire Fulton Ferry have access to this free network. Read more. Free service to Pier 1 and Pier 6 is part of a five-year initiative led by AT&T and the City of New York that is bringing Wi-Fi to 20 parks across the five boroughs. Bring your laptop, smartphone or tablet to the park and connect while enjoying the lush landscape and gorgeous views!


Can I have my wedding in the park?

Yes, permit applications for wedding ceremonies are available. Wedding ceremonies can be held on the Pier 1 Promenade, on the Pier 1 Granite Prospect, on the Empire Fulton Ferry boardwalk and at the Main Street pebble beach only. Permits are required. Please see our Permits section of the website for more information. 


I hear there will be development associated with the park.  Why has it been included and where will it be located?

The maintenance and operations budget for Brooklyn Bridge Park will be generated from a limited number of development sites located near the main entrances to the park. In terms of square footage, over half of this development will occur in existing buildings while a total of five new buildings will be built adjacent to major park entrances. For a complete description of the development sites and  the proposed uses, see the Project Development page.


When will the next segment of the park be built?

The next major phase of construction on Pier 2 is underway and will be completed by spring 2014. Learn more about the future phases of Brooklyn Bridge Park on the Park Phasing page.

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