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Pier 5 Picnic Peninsula
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Relax under an umbrella or cook up a storm. BBQs are first come, first served and open until 10pm.


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. Place all trash in the proper bins.

No grilling after 10pm. Picnic Peninsula closes at 11pm.

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.

  • Are there public restrooms?

  • Can I bring my own grill?

      No, cooking equipment of any kind, including sternos and other heating equipment, is no permitted in the Park. This type of equipment could endanger other park patrons or the natural environment. Grills are available for first come, first served use at the Pier 5 Picnic Peninsula.

  • Can I bring or consume alcohol in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      Alcohol cannot be brought into Brooklyn Bridge Park. Alcohol is available for purchase at some Park concessions, but must be consumed within that concession location.

  • Can I get a permit for or reserve picnic tables or grilling areas?

      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.

  • Can I bring my dog to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      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.

  • Are there water fountains?

      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.

  • Are the grills kosher?

      All grills are available for first come, first served use. We suggest using tin foil to separate your food from the grill surface.

  • Can I smoke in the Park?

      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.

  • Can I bring balloons or other party decorations?

      If you are hosting any event that requires set up, you must have an approved permit from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please note that chalk, confetti, powders, glitter, balloons, flower petals (real or fake), or any other similar substance cannot be used in the Park. These substances are difficult to manage when blown into plant 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.

  • Can I play music in Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      Amplified sound is not allowed in the Park. Playing music from a radio or speaker or similar is not allowed. Enjoy the sounds of the Park and the nature that surrounds the area while be respectful of those around you.

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