This past Thursday I went on a fabulous yummy mummy adventure with Marsha to a “Lapa” party at the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City. Today a fellow daddy friend Briam and his adorable son Austen invited Karate Boy and I on a kiddie adventure to discover the spectacular new playground Pier 6 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park (Atlantic Avenue and Columbia Street, Cobble Hill). The Karate Boy and I had planned to go all of last week and never made it. So we were quite excited by the invitation.
“Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 playground is located on 1.6 acres . The elaborate play area, designed by architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. The layout features a water park with fountains and streams, a 6,000-square-foot sandbox, slides, and a hilly area complete with gigantic rope swings called “Swing Valley.” The park is surrounded by a bike-way and promenade. The park will eventually get volleyball courts, more lawn area, and a restaurant.”
Briam, Austen, Karate Boy and I embarked for Pier 6 around 10.30 am. I don’t know who was more excited the kids or us parent’s. A bit tricky finding parking but after driving around for 5-10 minutes we eventually did. The boys on their scooter’s, we headed towards Pier 6, the first thing we saw once entering was a 20-foot high “Slide Mountain” with slides carved into rock-like formations and jungle gyms. The boys went ballistic, scooter down, helmets off, they were up and down the slide and in the jungle gyms for like 20 minutes.
After insane fun on the majestic 20-foot high slide, led by the boys we walked over to the coolest swings ever. Jungle swings to be exact. Followed by the biggest sprinkler park we have ever seen. Karate Boy almost looked like he was going to faint. The boys frolicked in the sprinkler’s for nearly an hour.
Briam and I, along with two extremely happy boys, headed over to a lovely Mexican restaurant called Alma with an amazing roof-deck with views of down-town Manhattan. The yummiest burritos, it was the perfect end to our playground adventure.