A favorite spots for fun-in-the-sun play is at the Brooklyn Bridge water park, Pier 6. For fellow Brooklynites and even those residing in the other boroughs, it’s a mere hop, skip, and train ride away. Or bus ride. Or quick and easy drive.
The park features a water play space, 21 swings, super slides, a 6,000-square-foot sandbox and a marsh garden. It also hosts a dog run, a bikeway, a pedestrian promenade that leads from the playground onto the Pier, and fabulous views of Lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor.
What’s not to love?!
Every time my son and I visit, it proves to be a great time for the both of us. My son especially enjoys cooling off in the water lab, where he can use his pale and other water toys for much needed fun.
The slide mountain and sandbox village are also favorites and never disappoint because they provide innovative and creative play. One thing that I must add though, is that there is no shade in the slide mountain area. Thus, on days when the sun is truly beaming, the super slide gets really, really hot. But for those kiddies brave enough to stand it, it’s still a ton of fun!
Make the fun last by making a day of it – after endless entertainment at Brooklyn Bridge’s Pier 6, take a ferry ride to Governors Island, or head down the streets of the lovely Brooklyn Heights neighborhood for lunch at a delish and kid-friendly restaurant. See for yourself the delightful borough that is Brooklyn!
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About the author: Alicia Harper, M.A., Ed.M. is a mother, blogger, and recent graduate of Columbia University with degrees in Psychological Counseling. Her life is filled with all things pink, except for the one bit of blue – her rambunctious 3-year-old son. Together they make a great pair touring the streets of NYC, and Alicia blogs about the trials and triumphs of being a you