Photo by Etienne Frossard


Get out on the water in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse for free kayaking sessions from June to August. Have your own boat? Launch your human-powered boats from the Pier 4 Beach. Glide to a shady cove and explore the park’s flora and fauna from a whole new perspective. Boat launching from the Pier 4 Beach is temporarily prohibited Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Free Public Kayaking

Want to go kayaking for free with an amazing view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty? Then you’ve come to the right place. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse has Walk Up Kayaking each week from June to August on a first-come, first-served basis.

Want to know what you should wear? Or how long you can kayak? The BBP Boathouse has an FAQ with answers to these and many other questions you might have.

Age Restrictions:

-Minors (below 18 years old) must have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.

-Minors 14-17 years old can go in a kayak by themselves if a parent/guardian agrees, signs the waiver, and remains present.

-Minors 13 years and younger are permitted, if accompanied in the boat by parent or guardian. Only one child per boat at any time.

Interested in volunteering with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse? Click here.

Youth Group Kayak Program

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers a youth kayak program for school and camp groups throughout the summer. Please visit the Youth Kayak Program page for more information.


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