Yesterday Pier Five opened up to the public, and we went down to check it out in person. As you may have guessed, it’s another fantastic addition to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The three astroturf fields are bounded by a promenade with views of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and downtown Manhattan. As we mentioned yesterday, there’s also a large picnic area, with lots of seating and Hibachi-style grill tops, right along the water. Also: plenty of bike parking, two modest children’s playgrounds, and all-around landscaping. Click through for lots of pictures. Did anyone check it out yesterday or today?
Pier Five Playing Field Opened Today [Brownstoner]
The comfort station also has a green roof!
There are two children’s playgrounds.
This is 200,000 square feet of synthetic turf with an organic infill made of sand and coconut fibers.
The fishing area has four bait preparation and fish cleaning stations.
The promenade features three view finders.