Bridge Park (Brooklyn)
Not to be confused with the similarly-named Bridge Park in the Bronx, Brooklyn's Bridge Park is one of many parklands situated on land that the city owns around roads highways that lead to the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The BQE passes through Bridge Park and the Manhattan Bridge approach marks its western edge, but both are elevated and stand much higher than the park itself. Bridge Park features paved playground areas bordered by trees along the streets, with markings for various sports, and the walls and pavement are painted with large murals that can be seen from the BQE! If you're looking for a park that's more green and serene, visit Trinity Park, one block to the south.
A small playground at Prospect St., York St. bet. Jay St. and Bridge St. in Brooklyn
Founded July 29, 1947 — 74 years ago
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