Brooklyn Bridge Park
Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Park/Alexa Hoyer

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2 Uplands is officially open

And it has a new water play area!

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Families: We've found your favorite summer spot. 

Brooklyn Bridge Park just opened over three acres of new parkland at the Pier 2 Uplands, and the 6,300-square-foot lawn and 1,000-plus trees make for a perfect (socially-distanced) outdoor escape.

"Parks have always been essential, but during this time, open space is more critical than ever," Eric Landau, Brooklyn Bridge Park president, said in a statement. "We’re thrilled to be able to open three more acres for people to spread out in and safely enjoy Brooklyn Bridge Park.”

 

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Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Park/Alexa Hoyer

 

 

 

This now means that the park's construction is 95 percent complete. However, we're 100 percent sure the most welcomed aspect of this new space for families is the water play area, so make sure to come equipped with a towel. This splash area includes pier remnants that were cut away during the construction of Pier 3. Run off from the water play will be captured via an underground retention tank and to be re-used for irrigation, according to the park. 

While this summer might not be what we had originally expected, new spaces like Pier 2 Uplands provide a chance to head outside, unwind and take in those gorgeous panoramic views to boot.  

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