For the summer season, the Water Lab is turned on once daily temperatures are consistently in the 80s. The Water Lab is not open during inclement weather, such as heavy rain or thunderstorms. The Water Lab is open daily from 10am – 7pm each day.
Yes, however a permit is required. School trips, field days, and camp groups 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.
Yes, there are restrooms at Pier 6 at Fornino and in Quay Tower; in the Boathouse in the Pier 5 Uplands, in the orange building on Pier 2, under Squibb Bridge; at Empire Stores in Empire Fulton Ferry, and in 99 Plymouth Environmental Education Center.
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.
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.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is accessible by several subway lines (A/C, 2/3, 4/5, F, R) and bus routes (B25, B61, B63, B67). Visitors can also arrive via the NYC Ferry at Fulton Ferry Landing and Pier 6. For Access-a-Ride access to Pier 1, please use the address 1 Water Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street). To enter the southern end of the park, please use the address 360 Furman Street and exit on the west side of the building.
Yes! There are lots of places to eat and find food at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please browse through all the concessions and nearby eateries here. Many nearby restaurants and bars are listed on online with the DUMBO BID, Atlantic Avenue BID, and with the Montague Street BID.
Not currently. Swimming or wading in the East River at the Pier 4 Beach is not allowed, the water can be dangerous for swimmers due to the strong currents, ship traffic, cold temperatures, and water pollution; additionally, there are no lifeguards at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Before construction of the Pie 2 Uplands began, a temporary pop-up pool was open, but that closed in 2018 when plans to build a permanent swimming pool at Squibb Park were announced.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is free to enter! There is no entrance fee to the Park and the majority of events are free. To use facilities not managed by BBP, such as Jane’s Carousel, The Cliffs, or the Roller Rink, there may be fees.
Parking near Brooklyn Bridge Park is very limited. We recommend taking public transportation, biking, or walking to the Park. BBP is accessible by bus, subway and ferry.
There are limited metered parking spaces in a public parking lot on Furman Street near Pier 2. The parking spaces are metered for both a minimum and a maximum of three hours. Please note that parking on the Loop Road (between Pier 5 and Pier 6) is not allowed, it is a drop off space only.
There are two paid parking lots in the Park. A parking garage is located near Pier 6, accessible on the south side of 360 Furman Street. A parking garage operated by LAZ is located near Pier 1, accessible on the south side of 90 Furman Street (under Squibb Bridge).