East River State Park

East River State Park

Quick Facts

East River State Park

New York

(718) 782-2731

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Overview

FREE Summer Movie Nights at East River State Park start July 8th and continue weekly through August.
See the schedule here.

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.

Map of East River (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.721828, -73.960258

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Starting in the summer of 2009, live music performances have been held during the summer months at the East River State Park. Historic remnants can still be found throughout the park, like cobblestones streets or pieces from the old rail yard, from the the area was a working shipping dock on the East River.

  • Picnicking

    The East River State Park features special events, open areas for picnicking and kite-flying, as well as incredible views of Manhattan and a playground. The park is open from 9am until dusk and keep in mind that dogs and bicycles are prohibited.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/11211.

Directions

Driving

By car: Brooklyn Queens Expressway to Metropolitan Avenue exit; west on N. 8th Street to park entrance on Kent Avenue. Walking: Head to Kent Avenue at the East River waterfront. The park entrance is at N. 8th Street.

Public Transportation

By subway: L line to Bedford Avenue exit; walk 3 blocks west to Kent Avenue, one block north to N. 8th Street entrance

Phone Numbers

Primary

(718) 782-2731

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