Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park


Neighborhood: DUMBO
Type of Place: Parks

An 80-acre world class waterfront park, Brooklyn Bridge Park will replace abandoned piers, parking lots and storage sheds to become nearly 80 acres of magnificent public space along the Brooklyn waterfront. The plan proposed by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) captures the site’s industrial and maritime history, while creating a park that invites the public to enjoy a range of environments and activities along the waterfront. Stretching 1.3 miles from Atlantic Avenue to north of the Manhattan Bridge, the park will be a succession of rolling hills, open plazas and restored marshland, as well as abundant recreational zones. The proposed plan includes canals, boardwalks and floating bridges that wind around and above the piers, increasing the water’s edge from 2.4 miles to 4 miles. As the most significant development of open space in park-starved Brooklyn since the creation of Prospect Park 130 years ago, the Park will be a legacy for generations to come.

Recreational opportunities with playgrounds; multi-purpose playing fields and shaded ball courts, including basketball, handball, volleyball, soccer and field hockey among other sports; and an approximately 10 acre safe-water-zone for small boats.   - Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy

Brooklyn Bridge Park
1 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210