Brooklyn Bridge Park

Explore the sweeping vistas, rich ecology, expansive piers, and vibrant programming of this special waterfront park.

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IN THE PARK

Pier 2 Roller Rink

Skate on a world-class roller and inline skating rink with a waterfront view and a top 40 soundtrack. Skate rental available.

To ensure socially distanced skating, limited amount tickets must be purchased online in advance. Tickets will be available to purchase one week prior.

Sessions are 2 hour each. Make a day of it with playgrounds, food and more throughout gorgeous Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

This expansive park has great attractions and a gorgeous only-in-NYC view. Explore refurbished piers, most of which host playgrounds (our favorites are at Pier 6 including giant Slide Mountain, Sandbox Village, Swing Valley and the splashy Water Lab). Play in the sand and admire tide pools at Pier 4 Beach (no swimming/wading). Roller skate Wednesday-Sunday at Pier 2.

Find a variety of yummy concessions throughout the park and restrooms at Piers 2,5 & 6. The antique, waterfront Jane’s Carousel opens May 1.

Jane’s Carousel

Ride exquisitely carved horses (and two chariots) on this charming carousel with a view, created in 1922 in Ohio and recently restored and relocated to the edge of the East River. The carousel is covered, but the line to enter is entirely outdoors. Some horses will be unavailable due to social distancing.

See our guide to playgrounds, food, roller skating & more in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bronze Statue

Make a free reservation for a 20-minute slot to view a new bronze statue of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg bronze statue be unveiled at City Point by GillieandMarcArt.

Brooklyn Bidge Park Kayaking

Glide along the East River on kayaks from the volunteer-run Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse (Pier 4 Beach). All levels welcome. Advanced registration required. Kids under 14 must ride in a double kayak with an adult except on Sundays from 12 pm to 2:30 pm when kids age 7 or older can paddle alone (as long as a guardian is present).

New slots open two weeks in advance every Wednesday & Thursday at 5 pm, Saturday at 10 am, and Sunday at 12 pm.

See our guide to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Pollination Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate National Pollinators week with a Pier 6 pollinators scavenger hunt. Search for animals that help pollinate plants in the park and some of the flowers currently in bloom.

Sop by a prize table at Pier 6 and share your completed hunt with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

See our guide to Brooklyn Bridge Park for more activities.

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