Brooklyn Bridge Park

Case Study | Community Benefits
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Fast Facts

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 85 acres span 1.3 miles of formerly abandoned shoreline.
  • More than 5 million people per year visit Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • Ninety percent parkland and 10 percent development, Brooklyn Bridge Park is financially self-sustaining. The 10 percent development on the park pays for 90 percent of the park’s budget.

Where commercial piers once occupied Brooklyn’s East River shoreline, residents and tourists now enjoy a world-class waterfront park with a wealth of recreational options, rolling hills, riverfront promenades, lush gardens, and spectacular city views.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park on the Brooklyn side of the East River in New York City. The Park revitalized 1.3 miles of Brooklyn’s post-industrial waterfront. Tourists and New Yorkers alike can be seen admiring the iconic cityscape across the East River while strolling along a continuous promenade of six diverse piers.

As a result, more than 7,000 people who live in the adjoining neighborhoods now live within a 10-minute walk to a park, which is the nationally recognized standard. A boon to people of all ages seeking recreation in a dense urban area, Brooklyn Bridge Park features playgrounds, athletic fields, a roller skating rink, fitness equipment, kayak and canoe launch sites, and basketball, bocce, handball, and beach volleyball courts. With continued investment in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the surrounding neighborhoods and communities are likely to experience increased public health, community and economic development benefits for years to come.


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