Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

East River State Park

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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
Sun 30 Oct
Fall Festival
Sunday, October 30, 2016 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
East River State Park
(718) 782-2731

Join East River State Park for its fall festival! Activities include: pumpkin painting (free pumpkins) children's sing along, arts and crafts, face painting, environmental exhibits, children games.

Free Admission

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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