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Park Alerts & Event Updates

Brooklyn Bridge Park is open everyday of the year.

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.

Thank you for your patience as we grow and improve Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Follow Brooklyn Bridge Park on Twitter for updates.

Event Updates or Cancellations

Thursday, 9/28 Open Hours at the Environmental Education Center canceled.

BQE Closures and Detours

Weekend Closures and Detours from October 14 to October 16

  • The Queens-bound BQE will be fully closed from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street from Saturday, October 14 at 2 am to Monday, October 16 at 4 am.
  • At the same time the Staten Island-bound BQE will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Sands Street and Atlantic Avenue. The Vine Street/Old Fulton Street ramp will be closed.

Travelers are strongly encouraged to avoid the BQE during scheduled closures.

  • Expect extended travel times. Detours will be heavily signed. Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be posted throughout Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.

Impacts to Brooklyn Bridge Park 

  • The Pier 2 Parking Lot will be closed.

Temporary & Seasonal Closures

  • The Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn will be closed Tuesdays and Thursdays to allow the recently replanted grass to properly root and grow.
  • Changes to the NYC Ferry schedule are posted here.

*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.

Work in Progress

  • Pier 1 Entrance

      Summer 2023 – Fall 2024

      After more than 10 years of Park use, the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1 is being re-designed to better serve the millions of summer visitors. After engaging with consultants, the Park’s original designers, and community members, a plan to renovate the Pier 1 entrance has been finalized.

      The Pier 1 entrance will be renovated to become the grand entrance, meeting point, and urban oasis this popular destination needs! The newly designed area will provide an entrance into the Park that will better circulate pedestrian and bike traffic and will provide a shaded space where visitors can meet, regroup, or take in the bustling scenery in the Park and on the river. Renovations will include a new LEED Gold concession building complete with permanent public restrooms.

      During construction, Pier 1 and the entirety of Brooklyn Bridge Park will remain open. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please follow all signage related to any temporary detours and directives to dismount bicycles.

  • Fulton Ferry Landing Decking

      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


  • Local Law 75

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Events

      Safety Protocols & Guidelines

      Maintaining safety is Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s number one priority and we continue to monitor and follow state, city, and CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 at our events and programs.

      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 has COVID-19 please stay home.

      Masks are optional, but still encouraged for any indoor programs as well as crowded outdoor events. All participants must read and complete our updated waivers where applicable. Hand sanitizer is provided on site at all Conservancy welcome tables and staff regularly clean shared equipment. If you have questions, please reach out to

  • Environmental Education Center

      ​​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.

      • 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.

      If you have questions regarding our COVID-19 safety policy, please email us at

Invasive Species

The Spotted Lanternfly 

  • The Spotted Lanternfly has the potential of damaging natural areas and native ecosystems. If you see one, please squish, dispose, and report the sighting with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
participated in environmental education programs
days open per year
trees in the Park
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