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Get out on the water in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse for free kayaking sessions. Our public kayak program generally runs from June through August each year. Please check back in the spring for additional information on the upcoming season. Until then you can find more information on the program below. 

Have your own boat? Launch your human-powered boats from the Pier 4 Beach.

FREE PUBLIC KAYAKING

Want to go kayaking for free with an amazing view of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty? Then you’ve come to the right place. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse partner to offer free kayaking opportunities each summer. 

General Program Information:

  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating.
  • Children and teens under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
  • Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at least 14 years old.
  • Doubles are for one adult and no more than one child under 14 or paddler that needs assistance.

Age Restrictions:

  • Minors (below 18 years old) must have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Minors 14-17 years old can go in a kayak by themselves if a parent/guardian agrees, signs the waiver, and remains present.
  • Minors 13 years and younger are permitted, if accompanied in the boat by parent or guardian. Only one child per boat at any time.

Interested in volunteering with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse? Click here.

YOUTH GROUP KAYAK PROGRAM

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers a youth kayak program for school and camp groups throughout the summer. Please visit the Youth Kayak Program page for more information.

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