Brooklyn Bridge Park

A park grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85 acre urban park on the Brooklyn side of the East River. It’s one of the best places to see the famous Brooklyn Bridge.

Construction of the park began in January 2008. The first 6 acres were completed in March 2010 at Pier 1, including a waterfront promenade, lawns, and a playground.

Later that summer 12 more acres opened on Pier 6 and Pier 2 bringing more playgrounds, volleyball courts, and natural habitats to the park.

Granite Prospect (Pier 1)

The view of New York Harbor and the city skyline from the Granite Prospect is fantastic.

These granite steps were built from stones salvaged from the Roosevelt Island Bridge reconstruction project between 2007 and 2009.

Jane’s Carousel

Built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, this beautiful wooden carved carousel was lovingly restored and donated to the park by Jane and David Walentas. It was named after Jane Walentas.

Located in the Empire Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane’s Carousel is housed in a gorgeous glass pavilion, designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel.

The carousel was originally built for the Idora amusement park in Youngstown, Ohio. When the park was closed in 1984, the carousel was purchased by the Walentas’ and moved to its current site in Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River.

Main Street Park

This 3.5 acre section of Brooklyn Bridge Park is named Main Street Park and features playgrounds and rolling lawns to enjoy and a special beach section called Pebble Beach that lets you get close to the shores of the East River to enjoy spectacular views.

We can get close to the edge of the East River to enjoy spectacular views of the Manhattan Bridge up close and the city skyline.

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