BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK PIER 5
Brooklyn, NY (2003–2013)
Pier 5, along with Pier 2, is the focal point for active recreation in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 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 5 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.