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 04 Jun
Kids: Be a NY Ninja
Saturday, June 4, 2016 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
East River State Park
(718) 782-2731

To celebrate the release of Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of Shadows, four NYC state parks will be hosting free kids events to encourage kids to Be NY Ninjas and get active. Each park will have a fun activity, giveaways and a grand prize drawing with movie passes and special studio items.

East River State Park: 12-2pm; featuring ninja warrior obstacle course for kids.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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