Park on the Piers
Located on the Brooklyn waterfront, many sections of this park are built on piers that used to unload ships. Pier 1 is the biggest of the park piers at 9.5 acres. It features two expansive lawns, a playground and a waterfront promenade. There are lots of food stands to grab something to eat. Pier 1 is the perfect place to go for breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Pier 6 spans seven acres, and almost two acres of that is a massive destination playground including splash pads, swings, slides and lots of other innovative equipment for kids to explore. A dog run is located near the park entrance at Atlantic Avenue.
Pier 6 also features three sand volleyball courts and rooftop concession stands where visitors can grab something to eat while enjoying great views of lower Manhattan. At the southern edge of this pier is a ferry dock which offers free weekend ferry service to Governors Island.