Visit our biking page for directions and more resources.
Cycling is permitted only on the designated bicycle path. Cycling is not permitted on park paths or the pier promenades. Bike racks are located throughout the park. Do not lock your bike to park fences or railings.
Many Citibike docks are located near Park entrances:
Parking near Brooklyn Bridge Park is very limited. We highly recommend taking public transportation, biking, or walking to the park. BBP is accessible by bus, subway and ferry.
PUBLIC PARKING FACILITIES:
Limited metered spaces are available in the parking lot on Furman Street near Pier 2. Paid parking lot are available at under Squibb Bridge and at Pier 6, located on the south side of 360 Furman Street.
Please note that scooter shares are not allowed to be ridden within Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please check the programs parking requirements in advance.
To enter the Park at Pier 1, please use the address 1 Water Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street). This is the address of Ample Hills Creamery located at Fulton Ferry Landing. To enter the southern end of the park, please use the address 360 Furman Street and exit on the west side of the building (intersection of Furman Street and Bridge Park Drive).
Park Rules and Regulations
To enhance and provide for the safety, well-being and enjoyment of individuals who use Brooklyn Bridge Park, and to ensure that each park visitor has the opportunity to use and enjoy the park, these Rules and Regulations have been established by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation.
The rules, modeled after many of the existing park rules for New York City and State parks, outline permitted and prohibited uses and activities in Brooklyn Bridge Park. In addition, they set forth the process for submitting permit applications needed to conduct certain uses, activities or events, as well as the criteria for review of such applications.
Below is a consolidated list of park rules most applicable to standard activities. This IS NOT a complete list of rules and regulations. To read the complete rules and regulations, click here.
- Park opens at 6am and closes at 1am, unless otherwise noted. (playgrounds, Pier 2, Pier 5, Pier 6 Volleyball, Environmental Education Center, Squibb Bridge and Squibb Park)
- Deposit waste in appropriate receptacles and respect landscape features and wildlife in the Park.
- Keep dogs on a leash at all times (except for designated dog runs) and clean up after them.
- Dogs are allowed on the park promenade and pathways only.
- No smoking.
- Alcoholic beverages and barbecuing are prohibited (except in designated areas).
- No loud radio playing or amplified sound.
- No furniture may be brought into the Park. No tables, chairs, hammocks, tents, grills, sternos, etc.
- No feeding or abusing of wildlife.
- Bicycling and skate boarding are permitted on the bike path only.
- Motorized bicycles, motorized scooters, and motorized skateboards are not allowed.
- Panhandling or solicitation is prohibited.
- Performances or rallies, commercial activity, and distribution of commercial or non-commercial material is prohibited (except by permit).
- Fishing in designated areas only.
- Securing bikes to objects other than bike racks is prohibited.
- Decorations like chalk, confetti, powders, glitter, balloons, flower petals (real or fake), or any other similar substance cannot be used in the Park.
For everyone’s safety and enjoyment:
- Play area intended for use by children.
- Adult supervision required.
- Adults allowed in playground only when accompanied by child.
- Some surfaces may become hot, please take precautions with exposed skin.
- Secure gate upon entering and exiting.
- Food or glass containers
- Bare Feet
- Dogs or other pets
- Bicycles, Roller Skates, Scooters and Skateboards
- Using Playground Equipment in an Unsafe or Unintended Fashion
- Possessing or Consuming Alcohol
- Amplified Sound
PLAYGROUNDS OPEN SUNRISE TO SUNSET
For everyone’s safety and enjoyment:
DOG RUN RULES
- Monitor, control and accompany your dog at all times.
- No human may enter the run unless accompanying a dog.
- Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent in the run.
- Do not use the run if your dog has communicable diseases.
- Do not bring food or glass into the run.
- Skateboards, bicycles, scooters and strollers must be left outside the run.
- No littering.
- Pick up after your dog.
- Discourage barking.
- Exercise caution and prudence with dog toys in the run.
- Maximum of three dogs per person.
- No dogs in heat.
- Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated for rabies; tags should be visible.
- Prong, choke and spike collars may not be worn.
- Leash and remove dogs that behave in an aggressive or annoying manner.
- Dogs involved in a fight must be separated immediately and removed from the park.
- If your dog digs a hole, please fill it before you leave.
- Users of the run do so at their own risk.
- If a dog is barking past 9pm, please leave the run.
- Grills are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Barbecuing is allowed in designated areas ONLY.
- Additional grills are prohibited. Cooking is only allowed on the grills provided.
- Please mind children under the age of 15.
- Children under 18 years old are prohibited from operating a grill unattended.
- Alcohol is prohibited.
- All dogs must be on a leash.
- No amplified sound.
- Do not place trash in the grills.
- Please do not attempt to extinguish or remove used coals.
- Each party is allowed to use one grill top.
- There is a one hour limit per grill when others are waiting.
- No groups larger than 20 will be allowed at the Pier 5 Picnic Peninsula.
- No grilling after 10pm.
Lost and Found
Lost an item in the Park? Fill out of the form below, if it's found we will contact you. Items that are not claimed will be disposed of after 3 months. Found an item in the Park? You can hand the item to any Park staff member. Thanks for helping!
Top 5 FAQs
When will my permit be approved?
- Special event permit applications may take up to 21 days to process after they have been submitted. Applications must be submitted at least 21 days in advance of the proposed activity.
- Film and photography permit applications must be submitted at least two business days prior to your requested shoot date. Film/Photography permits are not issued on weekends.
- Wedding ceremony permit applications must be submitted at least 21 days in advance. It is not possible to place a hold on a date.
- Athletic permit applications can only be submitted during the open application period before each season. Late applications will not be reviewed. Pleas visit the Athletic Permit page to see those dates.
Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit. Your application is not approved until you have received a permit from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Can you confirm or hold a date before I submit an application?
No, dates cannot be confirmed or held before an application is submitted. Permits are granted on a first come, first served basis. Applications that are submitted are given preference for a date or location. We advise that you submit your application as soon as possible. If the date or location you applied for is already reserved, we will work with you to find the next best alternative.
How much do permits cost?
All applicants will be charged a $25.00 non-refundable application fee and a $1.00 credit card processing fee.
Additional fees may be required based on the nature of the requested permit and will be assessed after your application has been received.
Permittees may be obligated to obtain liability insurance for permitted events.
Can I get a permit for or reserve picnic tables or grilling areas?
No, picnic tables and grilling areas are on a first come, first serve basis. When the grilling area is busy, we ask that grills are only used for one hour at a time.
Can I reserve the Pickleball Courts?
Brooklyn Bridge Park does not currently offer pickleball programs, lessons, league permits or other permits for pickleball court reservations.
Please take all precautions to protect yourself and those around you by following NYC Health Guidelines.
In compliance with Local Law 75 please click here for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s return to work check list
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Events
- Participants and staff encouraged to wear masks over their nose and mouth when physical distance can’t be maintained and vaccination status is unknown.
- Participants and staff should maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from one another when possible.
- All participants must read and complete our updated waiver.
- Shared materials will be limited as much as possible. Any materials that are shared will be sanitized between each use.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided on-site.
Safety Protocols & Guidelines
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is thrilled to be able to offer virtual and in-person programs. Maintaining safety is our number one priority and we are following state, city, and CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.
For the well-being of our community, we ask that anyone who exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19 or has recently come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 please stay home. To further ensure the well-being of our program participants, staff, partners, and volunteers, program procedures include the following requirements:
Any participants who do not comply with safety requirements may be asked to leave the program. If you have questions, please reach out to email@example.com. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and these guidelines are subject to change without notice.
Environmental Education Center
- We strongly recommend all visitors wear a mask, especially those who are not fully vaccinated. We kindly ask for your cooperation as we continue to protect our youngest and most vulnerable visitors.
- One adult from each family unit must sign-in with the number in group and zip code. By signing in, you are also attesting your group has self-certified for COVID symptoms.
- A maximum of 25 visitors are allowed in the Education Center at a time.
- The room will follow a one-in, one-out policy when at capacity. If demand is continually high, visitors may be subject to time-limits.
- Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer will be available onsite for participants.
The Conservancy is committed to providing a safe environment for visitors to the Environmental Education Center and will continue to follow State, City, and CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.
If you have questions regarding our COVID-19 safety policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.