Parkland at John Street features pedestrian bridges over a tidal salt marsh, tree-lined pathways, and a 13,000-square-foot gathering lawn. A pedestrian bridge across the East River connects the park to the Jay Street Plaza and neighborhoods to the north.
Historic elements have been salvaged and reused throughout and echo the area’s industrial past. These include the footings of industrial buildings found during construction and original Belgian block and railroad tracks from the Jay Street Plaza. A tidal channel allows the East River to enter and flow through the park as it is crossed by pedestrian bridges.
Leashed dogs are welcome on park pathways, but dogs are not allowed on lawns. There are two dog runs: one located at Main Street and one at Pier 6. Dog runs are routinely washed and pet waste bags are available at each dog run. Dogs must be licensed with visible identification tags and vaccinated for rabies.
Non-salt ice melt is used on park pathways during icy conditions.