BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK PIER 5
Brooklyn, NY (2003–2013)
Pier Five is the focal point for active recreation in Brooklyn Bridge Park, complementing Pier One's lawns and marshes and Pier Six's play landscapes and volleyball courts. The pier itself is covered in a five-acre stretch of artificial turf that can accommodate soccer, lacrosse, rugby, cricket, flag football, and ultimate Frisbee. The fields are surrounded by unobtrusive mesh that collects stray balls, while a system of lights enables night games.
On the Pier Five uplands, a picnic peninsula features hibachi-style grills and shaded picnic tables with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. A small playground and concession stand cater to neighborhood families, and a dedicated fishing area with bait tables makes Pier Five a perfect place to cast a line.