Sandy recovery update — Brooklyn Bridge Park re-opens to the public at 8 am on Saturday, November 3. Given its waterfront location, several areas of the park were damaged floodwaters, including play surfaces in the Swing Valley playground at Pier 6 and the playgrounds at Main Street and Pier 1. Electrical and irrigation equipment were also affected by flooding, as were our lawns and horticulture.
The volunteer clean-up scheduled for Saturday afternoon is FULL — no more volunteers can be accommodated. Woo hoo that so many people want to help. Instead, BBP is directing New Yorkers who want to help to other parks and needs — here’s the link.
Even though the park is open, some areas of the park remain closed until further notice:
– Main Street playground
– Jane’s Carousel at Empire Fulton Ferry
– Pier 1 playground
– Sand Volleyball Courts at Pier 6
– Swing Valley at Pier 6