First look at Havemeyer Park, home to BK’s first bike park

Hey, remember when this was just some crappy empty lot? Photo by Michael Sweeney

Hey, remember when this was just some crappy empty lot? Photo by Michael Sweeney

A few months ago, we shared the news that the empty lot across from the Domino Sugar housing development was going to be turned into a temporary park¬†with a few rent-free pop-up businesses. That promise became a reality today at the ribbon cutting ceremony for what is now known as Havemeyer Park. Consisting of a bike course on one side of the park and a grassy field and community farm on the other side, the park, which opens to the public tomorrow, will be around until construction starts on the enormous Domino housing development sometime next year. So, don’t get too attached. Anyway, we’ve got some pictures of the park you’ll be able to enjoy before the cranes show up.

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Park developers are promising that the grassy area on the eastern side of the park will host the park’s reading room, yoga, aerobics and speakers coming by to speak.

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

The park also hosts the Brooklyn Bike Park, which is the borough’s first such park. It has four areas to ride, with different skill levels for each, including a spot to learn off-road biking skills.

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Finally, Havemeyer Park will also be home to a farm under the care of North Brooklyn Farms, that will host Saturday farm stands, supper clubs and farming lessons.

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Sadly not a ride at the new park. Photo by Michael Sweeney

Sadly not a ride at the new park. Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney

Photo by Michael Sweeney