New Construction to Begin at Brooklyn Bridge Park in January 2014


Brooklyn Bridge Park has noted that construction will begin in mid-January 2014 to significantly expand the park at the northern and southern ends. A few areas of the park will be closing temporarily.

Main Street Conversion: “Construction at Main Street will involve the temporary closing of the Main Street dog run and Riverview lawn (Pebble Beach and Main Street Playground will remain open).” The new sections of Main Street will reopen in late fall 2014.

Closest alternative dog runs are located at:

Hillside Dog Park: Columbia Heights and Vine Street (for further information please go to or contact the Friends of Hillside Dog Park at

Pier 6 Dog Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park at Atlantic Avenue. For further information, please contact the Pier 6 dog run group at

Open space design at Main Street will feature an expanded lawn, an improved entry plaza at Washington Street, an upgraded dog run, outdoor community space and a bouldering wall.

The former New York City Department of Environmental Protection Building (the “Plymouth St Building”), will be transformed into a 1,700 square foot public park building providing much needed restrooms, a community meeting space, an environmental education center and BBP operations space. The design will upgrade the building throughout and feature new glass facades providing a light-filled entryway into the new public space.

John Street development: “New waterfront parkland will be built at the John Street site, including pedestrian bridges over a tidal salt marsh, tree-lined pathways, and a 13,000-square-foot gathering lawn. Plans for this area also include a new pedestrian entrance at Jay Street. These elements will strengthen BBP’s ties to the DUMBO community, and seamlessly incorporate new sections into the overall fabric of the park.”

Pier 6: “3.4 acres of new parkland will be added to the existing Pier 6 landscape. The Playground at Pier 6 opened in June 2010 and the first third of the pier structure opened in May 2011. This project will add expansive landscape and lawn areas to the southern end of the park — building from existing park areas at Pier 6 and extending the circulation pattern on the pier. The design comprises a seasonally vibrant perennial flower garden, a sinuous network of lawns bordered by shade plantings and seating, and the extension of the pier’s 30-foot wide exterior promenade.”