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We are always working to maintain and improve Brooklyn Bridge Park. Here you will find a description of current work in the Park that may disrupt some areas of use. Some work you will see is construction to open new parkland, some is preventative, and is some restorative maintenance.
Thank you for your patience as we grow and improve Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The Pier 6 Water Lab is now open for the summer season!
Event Updates or Cancellations
Everything as planned!
- Pier 2 Turf and two basketball courts closed until May 23rd (5/23)
- Pier 1 Playground will be closed late April – early June
- Pier 2 Bocce courts are permanently closed to be replaced with pickleball courts. (1/18)
- The Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn will be closed Tuesdays and Thursdays to allow the recently replanted grass to properly root and grow.
- Pierhouse restrooms are open from 9am – 8pm
*These dates are subject to change without notice. We try to keep this page as up to date as possible, but sometimes schedules shift due to supply chains, weather, staff needs, or other impacts. Please be patient while we work to make improvements and maintain the Park.
Work in Progress
Pier 1 Playground
Pier 6 Plaza
- To position the new planters and install the landscaping;
- To install sod on the lawn (which will require a prolonged closure of one entrance to the lawn while the sod knits and the grass develops)
- To position and install the new site furnishings (picnic tables, chairs, and umbrellas)
November 2021 – Spring 2022
The Pier 6 Plaza Space has been renovated to include updated LED lighting, fresh paint on the shed structures, and enhanced drainage systems. New picnic furnishings and landscaping will be installed later this spring.
The Plaza will be closed intermittently for the following activities:
Pier 2 Pickleball Courts
February – Spring 2022
Pier 2 Pickleball Courts are being installed at Pier 2 and will open this Spring for play.
There will be times set aside for permitted league play, all other times will be open for drop in, first come, first served play.
League time will be reserved for Tuesday – Thursday, 6pm-11pm and Saturday 8am-1pm. Leagues must have a permit to play during these times, and leagues cannot play during open drop in time. Permit applications for the summer season will open later this spring, and will be operated similarly to other seasonal athletic league play.
Fulton Ferry Landing Decking
Phase 1: Spring 2022
Phase 2: Fall 2022
Phase 3: Spring 2023
The wood deck surface Fulton Ferry Landing is being replaced, the final look will be consistent with the current aesthetic. The replacement is being completed in phases. Access to all concessions and the NYC Ferry will remain open
Preventative Maintenance - Work from Barges
Preventative Maintenance and structural work continues at Piers 2, 3, 5, and 6 to maintain the integrity of the piers for decades to come. The work is being completed by divers who work from the nearby barges, which move around the piers as work progresses.
Read about the project in the New York Times here.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Events
- All participants and staff will maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from one another.
- 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.
- Staff are expected to wash hands regularly and self-monitor and report any symptoms. Staff are required to stay home if they have any symptoms or have recently come into contact with someone with symptoms.
Safety Protocols & Guidelines
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is thrilled to be able to offer 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 had COVID-19, please stay home. Any participants who do not comply with safety requirements will be asked to leave the program.
Due to recent elevated levels of COVID transmission in the NYC area, the use of masks in crowded outdoor settings that include unvaccinated individuals is highly recommended, regardless of vaccine status. We greatly encourage that everyone wear a mask while in congested areas or interacting with those outside your household, maintain social distancing whenever possible, and practice good personal hygiene.
To further ensure the safety 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 protected]
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 [email protected].