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Park Greeters

When you visit the Park on the weekends, you may see our Information Station parked at the base of Pier 2. It is staffed by our Park Greeters — a team of dedicated volunteers who are always ready to answer questions and give directions to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 85 acres are full of spectacular features. Of course, there are the well known ones such as the Pop-Up Pool, the Water Lab, and the Picnic Peninsula; but there are also a number of lesser known gems like the rotating public art installations, and the newly opened Pier 5 uplands. For a park that’s made up of only six piers, it’s easy to get lost in all of the activity. Park Greeters are here to show you what the Park has to offer, whether you’re visiting for the first time, or live in the neighborhood and come every week.

Elizabeth Pellegrini and MJ Schanne

Elizabeth Pellegrini has volunteered as a Park Greeter for three years! She returns, year after year, because she “enjoys meeting people, hearing their stories, and what they like about the Park.” As for Jim Schmitz, now in his second year as a greeter, he enjoys interacting with visitors and sees volunteering as “a nice way to contribute to the Park.”

Richard Goldstein and Jim Schmitz

This year is Richard Goldstein’s first season as a volunteer, and he’s been in the Park almost every weekend this summer. “Meeting people, directing them where to go, and seeing people have fun is why I enjoy volunteering,” he says.

So next time you visit the Park, make sure to stop by and say hello to our volunteers! They’re always eager to share their knowledge with visitors, and to make sure your visit is a memorable one.

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