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

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • 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 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
East River State Park
(718) 782-2731

Start time for all projects: 10am
End time for all projects: 1pm

Meeting Location for all projects: Front Gate at (N 8th Street). Parking Instructions: There is no parking inside the facility, all volunteers who commute to the event have to find a street parking. Ages for all projects: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project #1: Constructing new picnic tables and refurbishing existing tables. Adding wood fiber mulch to playground equipment's. Please bring: Garden gloves, pruners, loppers, water snack.

Volunteer Project #2: Shoreline clean-up, drift wood removal, Shoreline garden maintenance. Please bring: Garden gloves, pruners, loppers, water snack.

Volunteer Project #3: Garden Maintenance and up-keep. Removal of weeds, trim rose bushes. Please bring: Garden gloves, pruners, loppers, water snack.

We can accommodate: Small groups, college student groups Questions?Call: 718-782-2731 Email:

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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