Accessibility

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Brooklyn Bridge Park is committed to making the park and its amenities and programs accessible to all audiences. Scroll down for more information on accessible features.

Amenities

  • Benches throughout the park have handrails and backs. Companion seating is also available.
  • Picnic tables at Empire Fulton Ferry, Pier 2 and Picnic Peninsula are accessible.
  • All of the park’s water fountains are accessible.
  • Fitness equipment located on Pier 2 features three ADA-specific pieces.
  • One of the basketball courts at Pier 2 features a fully adjustable hoop.

Entrances/Pathways

All park entrances and pathways are accessible

Lawns

All lawns have accessible entrances at grade.

Playgrounds

The play areas at Pier 1, Pier 2 and Pier 6 have accessible swings and ground level play equipment. The playground at Main Street has accessible ground level play features and ramped equipment.

Pop-Up Pool at Pier 2

The pool meets the new ADA Pool Accessibility requirements. The pool is equipped with a lift that provides mobility challenged individuals and seniors with a safe means by which to access the pool.

Programs

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy welcomes users of all audiences to its diverse array of programs. From Chess to PuppetMobile and Zumba, we encourage visitors to join in to the extent of their ability. The Conservancy’s signature summer event, Movies with a View, is subtitled. Check our events page for more information about the park’s diverse offerings.

Restrooms

Restrooms are located at Pier 1, Pier 2, Pier 6, Squibb Park and Empire Fulton Ferry and are fully accessible.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the park.

Squibb Park and Bridge

The original ramp in Squibb Park has been re-graded in order to enable ADA access into the park for the first time. The Squibb Bridge is accessible and improves the community’s access to Squibb Park.

Transportation

The park has ferry landings at Pier 1 and Pier 6 that are serviced by the NYC Ferry, New York Water Taxi and Governors Island Ferry, all of which are accessible.