June 21, 2019
You don’t have to go far to take advantage of Brooklyn’s own little riviera: Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Unless you don’t live in Brooklyn — in which case, a) Too bad and b) It’s worth the trip.)
Sun, nature, river breezes and dozens of activities and sports make the 85-acre waterfront park an ideal place to spend an hour or the whole day.
This summer marks the park’s 20th anniversary of programming, so special events are planned by the park conservancy.
Here’s the Brooklyn Eagle’s comprehensive guide to summer at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
For team sports, like flag football and ultimate Frisbee, head to Pier 5’s synthetic turf fields. Spectators can watch the game from the bleachers. There’s also a fishing station at the end of the pier. Next door are two playgrounds for the kids.
Next to Pier 5, boaters can dock at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina. You can learn to sail at the community program there.