Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

East River State Park

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Address
90 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Latitude 40.721828
Longitude -73.960258

East River State Park is a seven-acre waterfront park located along the East River in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. It offers visitors a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline, a delightful play area, and the green space provides many opportunities for recreation and relaxation. As the site of a 19th century shipping dock, visitors to East River may also discover unique historical remnants like old cobblestone streets and railroad tracks embedded in concrete. Historic interpretive signs are provided for your convenience. The park preserves and protects the many natural and historical resources along this beautiful city waterfront. The park is free and open to the public.

In addition to the great views of the East River and Manhattan, the park offers native meadow plantings among the historic rail yard remnants; passive recreation; picnicking and barbecues.

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.

    May 1 - October 1: 9 AM - 9 PM
    October 2 - April 31: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Activities/Features:
    Special events, passive recreation, picnicking, views of Manhatten, children's playground.

Fees & Rates

Park use fees vary by facility. A list of park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

For film and commercial photo shoots, including wedding photography and student shoots, please contact Lillian Lee at 212 866-3100.

  • Picnic Permit
  • $30 picnic permit prosessing fee plus:
    $0 up to 25 persons
    $65 26-50 persons
    $115 51-100 persons
    $550 Commercial, up to 100 persons, 3 hours
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
East River State Park
(718) 782-2731

Come join us at East River State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project 1: Remulch playground
Project 2: Shrub planting
Project 3: Shoreline clean up
Project 4: Park clean up
Project 5: Garden clean up/spring prep

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Pawel Szulinski for more information: pawel.szulinski@parks.ny.gov  

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Scenic Views
  • WiFi