Brooklyn Bridge Park opens Pier 3 and Pier 4 expansions Saturday

Brooklyn bridge park pier 3

Hooray, more park! Photo by Douglas Dillman, via Brooklyn Bridge Park Facebook

Brooklyn Bridge Park, with its great views, expansive lawn, and great movies and dance parties was already awesome enough, so it’s easy to forget that it’s still a park under construction. But on Saturday, the park will take another step to its ultimate form when the Pier 3 and Pier 4 uplands areas of the park are officially opened to the public. And there’s a party to celebrate that, because everyone loves a park.

As can be seen by the map here, the Pier 3 and Pier 4 expansions leave only a handful of the park yet to be constructed, with Pier 2 scheduled for this year as well. With these additional 6 acres in the park, you’ll be able to walk along from Pier 1 to Pier 6 without ever having left the park, and can even make it  to Empire-Fulton Ferry on one stroll. The uplands also have lawns of their own, along with a granite terrace and the park’s first sound reducing hills

But about that party. The uplands open officially on Saturday, Novemember 16 at 10am. There’s going to be your usual ribbon-cutting and back slapping and glad handing that any political event has, but on the other hand, there’s going to be a performance by the Hungry March Band and they’re always fun. So sure right now going to a park outside sounds absolutely crazy, but consider Saturday a chance to get a preview of your new spot to hang out when it warms up, and use that through the cold winter.