Empire Fulton Ferry State Park Closed for Renovation

Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park Closed

A note from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation:

Empire Fulton Ferry State Park is closed as of January 1, 2010 as construction gets underway to implement a series of exciting park improvements. Improvements include:

  • Jane’s Carousel, a gift of Jane and David Walentas. The magnificent, restored 1922 carousel will be housed in a beautiful pavilion designed by Pritzker-Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, making the carousel available for use in all seasons. (also see: Jane’s Carousel To Be in Brooklyn Bridge Park)
  • Extension of the park lawn to the south across the current alignment of New Dock Street
  • Stormwater retention tanks to irrigate the park’s natural features
  • Park furnishings including railings, benches, picnic tables and bike racks
  • Lighting so that the park will be open after dark for the first time since its opening in 1979
  • Regrading the park to improve drainage

Scheduled reopening of the park is Spring 2011. The adjacent city park will remain open during the renovation. Pier 1 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park will open as early in 2010 as possible and will host the popular Movies with a View this summer.

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