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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park With Kids


Instead of spending tons of money traveling all over the place to entertain the kids, I have promised to do more exploring of my own city because there is so much that I haven’t seen! One of these places is Brooklyn Bridge Park. I had heard so many great things about this place and I wanted to try it out for myself.


5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park With Kids

1) Jane’s Carousel: This carousel is over 100 years old but it is one of the most beautiful merry go rounds I have ever seen. We are considered carousel experts and this one is just gorgeous, with views of the water and the bridge through the plexiglass surrounding the ride is very relaxing and tranquil.

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2) Beautiful Playgrounds: Just a few steps away from the carousel, there is a huge playground with plenty of activities for the kids to do. It has all the qualities of a great playground including slides, poles, climbing and etc. There is even a park with swings! Some of the cool features includes a sandbox, and water area.

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3) Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory: Need I say anymore? When we approached the Brooklyn Ice Cream shop midday the line was right out the door. The great thing is that the line moved relatively quickly and it was so worth it! It was the perfect summer treat!

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4) The View: the views are absolutely stunning. There were lots of couples and families doing some fantastic photo shoots, with the water and the bridge in the background it really is picture perfect. Whether you have a camera phone or a fancy camera, make sure you dedicate some time to get some great photo memories!



5) Trendy Restaurants: There is no shortage of restaurants that are on the water that provide indoor and outdoor seating. This includes the cult favorite Shake Shack! Don’t forget that there are plenty of multicultural restaurants just within a few blocks of the park too so there is no limit to good eats!


Don’t forget Brooklyn Bridge Park hosts lots of different events every single day! Check out the comprehensive schedule here.

What are your favorite parts of a park? Do you make park visits a whole day or a part of your day?

catherine gacad

Monday 7th of July 2014

i've walked across the bridge several times, but have yet to do the park. need to do that next time! looks like so much fun. plus the shake shack?! yum!


Tuesday 1st of July 2014

I love that park! You are so right, there are so many things to do with the kids there, and the view is just amazing! Glad you guys had a great time!


Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Thanks Kalley! It really is a Brooklyn gem!


Thursday 26th of June 2014

This is one of my favorite areas in Brooklyn, not only because I grew up and went to school there (PS 8 on Hicks), we love the food, pier, park, and my daughter loves the carousel.

Great post & I love the pictures


Thursday 3rd of July 2014

ohh nice! the carousel is really pretty. Hope you are doing well girlie!


Tuesday 24th of June 2014

You are doing this summer right! We don't get to the park often, usually because it's just a major ordeal to get there, and then L just wants to do everything her sister does...which can get pretty dangerous for a two year old! Since we live in a traditionally agricultural area, the best park around here actually has farm animals and a little farm museum. Now I'm wishing we'd been there recently!


Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Yes I have the same issue, somehow those 2 year olds feel they can do EVERYTHING their sibling does!! It makes for very interesting outings.


Tuesday 24th of June 2014

Your arms = awesome!

The girls love going to different parks so I think they would love this. Especially the carousel!


Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Thanks Carla!! The carousel is definitely one of the prettiest I have ever laid eyes on.