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 and cause location closures. Event updates, such as cancellations or location changes, will be posted below.
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Temporary & Seasonal Closures
- Pier 2 will close daily at 9pm beginning October 11
- 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. We appreciate your patience while we work to make improvements and maintain the Park.
Event Updates or Cancellations
All as planned!
Work in Progress
Brick Repointing at 334 Furman Street
Fall 2022 (8-12 weeks)
Repointing is the process of renewing the external mortar between bricks. Over time, weather and age cause the mortar to deteriorate and must be replaced to protect the integrity of the building. This process is being conducted on the Park’s administrative building. Scaffolding around the building will be erected to complete the process on the upper levels.
Fulton Ferry Landing Decking
Phase 1: Spring 2023, beginning February 6
Phase 2: Fall 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
Maritime Maintenance - Work from Barges
The project includes the rehabilitation of the rip-rap edge along the waterfront and will rebuild the existing, deteriorating revetment, which was originally constructed by New York State in 1978. The repairs will improve flood resiliency in the area and protect the historic Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse buildings.
Pier 1 Entrance
Spring 2023 – Summer 2024
After 10 years of Park use, the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1 does not serve the millions of summer visitors with the grandeur it deserves. After engaging with consultants and the Park’s original designers, a plan to renovate the Pier 1 entrance has begun. The building that currently exists at the Pier 1 Entrance will be redesigned and modified to include public restrooms.
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].