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Pursue your favorite kind of fun on Pier 2 with five acres of activities. Find basketball, handball, ping pong, bocce, fitness equipment, swing sets, a play turf, picnic tables, and free, seasonal kayaking programs. There is something for every athlete.

About Pier 2

Pier 2 is dedicated to active recreation and features a variety of activities and attractions. A wide promenade wraps around the pier, offering magnificent views of lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor. Restrooms, lockers, water fountains/bottle refilling stations, picnic tables and bike racks are also available on site. The pier and all facilities are fully ADA accessible. Lights are on for evening play until 8pm.


Unless otherwise noted, all amenities are open for walk up use. The Pier 2 Courts may be reserved for the following sports: basketball, handball, ping pong and bocce. Please note that fees may apply for permitted use of the courts. Please visit our permits page for more information.


  • When do I need a permit?

      Please see our 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.

  • Are there public restrooms?

      Yes, there are restrooms at Pier 6 at Fornino, in the Boathouse in the Pier 5 Uplands, in the orange building on Pier 2, in Empire Stores, in 99 Plymouth, and seasonally at the Pier 1 entrance.

  • Are there water fountains?

      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.

  • Do I have to bring my own equipment for sports?

  • Is there anywhere to eat?

      Yes! There are lots of places to eat throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please browse through all the concessions and nearby eateries here.

  • Are lockers available?

      Yes. Lockers are located at both Pier 2 and Pier 5. Lockers at Pier 2 require 25 cents for use. To use lockers at Pier 5 you must bring your own lock. Please note that items may not be stored overnight.

  • Is there parking?

      There are limited metered parking spaces in a public lot on Furman Street near Pier 2. The parking spaces are metered for both a minimum and a maximum of three hours.

      There are two paid parking lots. One at Pier 6, accessible on the south side of 360 Furman Street. One at Pier 1, accessible on the south side of 90 Furman Street (under Squibb Bridge).

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