In addition to our popular Pebble Beach and nautical-themed playground, Main Street features an expanded and elevated lawn, an upgraded dog run, Main Street Terrace, and an entry plaza at Washington Street.
Main Street is also the site of the adaptively reused 99 Plymouth building – a former DEP facility now home to the BBP Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center. A learning hub for both school groups and the general public, the Ed Center features interactive exhibits showcasing the plants, animals, and ecology of the Park and the Brooklyn waterfront.
Main Street is also the home of The Cliffs, an expansive attraction comprising one of the largest outdoor bouldering facilities in North America. Its many challenges, which cater to newcomers and experienced climbers alike, will make it a favorite place to climb!
Yes, however a permit is required. School trips and field days are allowed for a maximum group size of 200, with 1 adult present for every 10 children. Brooklyn Bridge Park has a limited number of school bus layover parking and is not guaranteed. Insurance is required for schools outside of the New York City public school system. Please see the permits page for more information.
Generally, permits are required if you wish to bring a group larger than 20 people into Brooklyn Bridge Park; if you want to have a wedding ceremony; if you want to ticket or market for an event; if you want to film of photograph for professional purposes; if you wish to have dedicated access to a sports field or court; if there is any “set up” required for your activity. This list is not exclusive or exhaustive.
Please review the Permits section for more information on when a permit is needed and how to apply for one. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit. Your application is not approved until you have received a permit from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Applications may take up to 21 days to process after they have been submitted.