Parts of Brooklyn Bridge Park to Close for More Construction Starting This Week

Construction begins this week on more improvements to Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to an email the nonprofit sent out yesterday. They will include a rock wall, bicycle paths, a new park and more pedestrian bridges. On Main Street, the park will get an expanded lawn, new dog run, better pedestrian and bike paths, a bouldering wall and an upgraded entrance at Washington Street. The park will also transform the one-story former NYC DEP building on Plymouth Street into a 1,700-square-foot park building with restrooms, community meeting space and an environmental education center.

During construction, the Main Street dog run and lawn will be closed, but the playground and pebble beach will remain open.

BBP is also planning a new park area at John Street, where there will be pedestrian bridges over a tidal salt marsh, tree-lined pathways, and a 13,000 square-foot gathering lawn. And there will be a bridge linking Jay Street with the planned John Street park. Lastly, BBP plans to wrap up the construction of the Pier 6 uplands by adding 3.4 acres of landscape and lawn to the southern end of the park.

Rendering via Brooklyn Bridge Park

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