When do I need a permit?
- bring a group larger than 20 people into the Park;
- host a wedding ceremony;
- film or photograph for professional or commercial purposes;
- rent access to a sports fields or courts
Permits must be obtained prior to undertaking regulated activities as defined in the Park Rules and Regulations.
Generally, permits are required if you want to (this list is not exclusive or exhaustive):
Can I host an event or activity?
To host an event or an activity in Brooklyn Bridge Park you must have an approved permit from Brooklyn Bridge Park. This process insures that any given area of the Park is not over crowded and that organizations are properly supported and insured. If you would like to host an event or activity in the Park, please review the conditions for a special events permit.
Commercial activity in the Park is prohibited unless specifically authorized in a permit, and authorization is rare. Absent specific authorization, a permit does not allow an event holder to charge a fee or require a donation to participate in or attend the event.
Is there a lost and found?
Are there public restrooms?
Yes, there are public restrooms at the following locations. All restrooms are ADA accessible and have baby diaper changing stations.
Are there free events?
Can I bring my own grill?
No, cooking equipment of any kind, including sternos and other heating equipment, is no permitted in the Park. This type of equipment could endanger other park patrons or the natural environment. Grills are available for first come, first served use at the Pier 5 Picnic Peninsula.
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.
Do I have to bring my own equipment for sports?
Is there parking?
Parking near Brooklyn Bridge Park is very limited. We recommend taking public transportation, biking, or walking to the Park. BBP is accessible by bus, subway and ferry.
There are limited metered parking spaces in a public parking lot on Furman Street near Pier 2. The parking spaces are metered for both a minimum and a maximum of three hours. Please note that parking on the Loop Road (between Pier 5 and Pier 6) is not allowed, it is a drop off space only.
There are two paid parking lots in the Park. A parking garage is located near Pier 6, accessible on the south side of 360 Furman Street. A parking garage operated by LAZ is located near Pier 1, accessible on the south side of 90 Furman Street (under Squibb Bridge).
Is there public access to the roof to see "Watertown 3: R.V. Ingersoll" by Tom Fruin?
Is Movies With A View free?
Yes, Movies With a View is free. If you would like to support the Conservancy’s work providing New Yorkers with hundreds of free and low cost events and activities like Movies With A View, consider making a donation here.
When can I play on the courts/sports fields?
Drop in to play on the Pier 5 turf or Pier 6 volleyball courts when leagues are not scheduled. Drop in times are first come, first served. Leagues that have timed permits are not allowed to use open play times. When others are looking to play, please keep play time to one hour. All pickleball courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to host a tournament, or other type of Pickleball special event, a special event permit is required.
See the calendar below for when fields or courts are in use.