Visit Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
In June 2018, Domino Park opened on the East River in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The five-acre park celebrates a symbolic structure of the neighborhood’s history – the Domino Sugar Refinery. At the same time, Domino Park is a state-of-the-art public green space offering visitors magnificent scenery, games and recreation. Here are five reasons to check out Domino Park.
Some of Domino Park’s most distinguishing features are the large-scale historic artifacts peppered throughout. These awesome industrial components (you’ll find 30 in all) once made up the inner workings of the Domino Sugar Refinery. Observe the screw conveyers and hoist bridge, which transported the sugar; syrup tanks responsible for holding mass volumes of liquid sweetener, and the cranes, which lifted sugarcane off freight ships.
Fun n’ Games
There’s games a plenty for the young, old, and furry at Domino Park. Designed by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Reigelman, the playground mimics the original factory’s blueprint, inspiring wonder, discovery, and learning in young visitors. Round up the gang for a friendly competition of bocce or beach volleyball on the regulation-size sand court, or play soccer on the turf lawn. Four-legged pals will have a blast romping and mingling at the dog run.
Sweeping Views of Manhattan
Running a quarter mile along the East River, the waterfront open space offers spectacular views of the nearby Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan skyline. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade while looking out on the city’s most iconic structures such as the Freedom Tower, Chrysler Building, and Empire State Building. But for the best perspective, head up to the park’s elevated walkway, which is cantilevered from the refinery’s original raw sugar warehouse.
All this walking works up an appetite! Make a pit stop at Tacocina – the onsite taco stand from Union Square Hospitality Group – to relax and refuel in a laidback setting. After placing your counter order, find a seat at the picnic style outdoor eating area. This Mexican feast of tacos, chips, and guacamole is best enjoyed with a cold cerveza, wine, or margarita.
Fountain & Seating Steps + Fog Bridge
Domino Park is marked by two signature water features that showcase the space’s innovative, experience-driven design. Constructed from reclaimed wood, the pyramid of seating steps is the perfect spot to take a break and catch up with friends. Nearby is the fountain, a captivating display of waterworks. During the hot months, park visitors are free to run through the fountain’s eighty individually-programmable jets and lights. The second feature is the fog bridge, which leads the way to the syrup tanks. Upon approaching the entrance, a gentle mist surrounds you, adding a sense of dramatic beauty.
30 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249