Pier 1 is the largest of the park piers and includes large lawns, a playground at the northern edge, a waterfront promenade and a series of tree-lined pathways that provide a varied waterfront experience.
Along the western edge of the pier you’ll find Granite Prospect, a dramatic set of steps built from granite stones salvaged from the Roosevelt Island Bridge reconstruction. Sit here and enjoy the views of the New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan or attend one Brooklyn Bridge Park Conversancy’s events here.
Pier 1 features three magnificent lawns which provide a great open space for taking in the sun, enjoying the views or having a picnic with friends. These lawns are often the location for many of the park’s free events and public art installations.
The Salt Marsh at the southern edge of Pier 1 is planted with native plant life and nestled within a salvaged granite seating area.
The water gardens at Pier 1 create a dramatic display of water-loving plants along the main park promenade, including pussy willow and serviceberry, rose mallow and a variety of irises and ferns. In addition to the value they bring to the park experience, these gardens are the visible component of the rainwater collection that is one of many ecologically positive site systems that support Brooklyn Bridge Park.
After 10 years of Park use, the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1 does not serve the millions of summer visitors with the grandeur it deserves. After engaging with consultants and the Park’s original designers, a plan to renovate the Pier 1 entrance has begun. The building that currently exists at the Pier 1 Entrance will be redesigned and modified to include public restrooms.
Below are conceptual drawings only. After an architect is contracted, actual building renderings will be released.
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.
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, drones are not permitted in the Park.
Yes, permit applications for wedding ceremonies are available. Wedding ceremonies can be held on the on the Pier 1 Granite Prospect, on the Empire Fulton Ferry boardwalk and at the Main Street pebble beach only. Permits are required. Please see our Permits section of the website for more information.
Generally, permits are required if you want to: bring a group larger than 20 people into the Park; have a wedding ceremony; film of photograph for professional/commercial purposes; or, have dedicated access to a sports field/court. 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.