The Picnic Peninsula is open for free to all. Tables and grills operate on a first come, first serve basis. When the grills are in high demand please limit grill time to one hour. Please be considerate of fellow park goers and limit grill time and place all trash in the proper bin.
Please note that decorations like chalk, confetti, powders, glitter, balloons, or any other similar substance cannot be used in the Park. The use of amplified sound is not allowed in the Park. More rules are posted here.
No, cooking equipment of any kind, including sternos, is no permitted in the Park. This type of equipment could endanger other park patrons or the natural environment.
Alcohol cannot be brought into Brooklyn Bridge Park. Alcohol is available for purchase at Concessions within the Park, but must be consumed within that concession.
No, picnic tables and grilling areas are on a first come, first serve basis. When the grilling area is busy, we ask that grills are only used for one hour at a time.
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.
Yes. There are water fountains throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park and each has a water bottle filling feature.
Water fountains are turned off for the winter season when outside temperatures reach freezing.
There are no specific grills for any one specific need. We suggest using tin foil to separate your food from the grill surface.
As of May 23, 2011, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a smoke-free park, consistent with New York City law. On April 29, 2014, the Smoke-Free Air Act was expanded to include the use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The law is intended to make parks healthier and cleaner places to visit. We ask your compliance with this new rule.
Chalk, confetti, powders, glitter, balloons, or any other similar substance cannot be used in Brooklyn Bridge Park. These substances are difficult to manage when blown into plants beds, water features, or paths. These products can blend with the soil or water and the dyes or chemical makeup of these products may have long term harmful effects on the Park’s ecosystem.