On the banks of the East River, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, lies a section of Brooklyn that was largely unused for years. That is, until June 2018. Once the home to the Domino Sugar Factory (where 98% of the US’s sugar was produced in the early 1900s), this 6 acre green space is revitalizing this area where industry used to dominate.
My favorite way to get to Domino Park is by ferry. Catch the East River Ferry from the 34th St Landing and hop off at the North Williamsburg stop. For only $2.75, it’s a fun and unique way to travel to your destination.
If you have kids, the playground and splash pad will be a big hit. The play area was designed to replicate the sugar making process so its layout is unique and fun for kids to play on. At night the splash pad doubles as a light show which makes it a great option any time of the day.
Even if you don’t have kids, Domino Park still has plenty to do. Lounge by the river, walk the elevated catwalk and take in the incredible views of Manhattan and the Williamsburg Bridge. If you’re an Instagrammer, this area has a lot of great photo opportunities.
Tacocina is a counter service restaurant located within the park. The outdoor seating is first-come, first-served but is there really ever a bad place to eat tacos and sip on Mexican beer? If you’re in the area on a Saturday in the summer, be sure to check out Smorgasburg nearby. With over 100 vendors, there is an incredible food experience waiting for everyone - no matter what kind of cuisine you love. Another favorite of our is Oddfellows Ice Cream just a quick 7 minute walk from Domino Park.
When you visit Domino Park, be sure to tag @comingtonyc in all of your pictures. We want to see what you’re up to!