Pier 2 to Open with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

By Janet Upadhye on February 25, 2014 3:14pm 

 Pier 2 will have a new roller rink, basketball courts, bocce courts, picinic tables and more.
Pier 2 will have a new roller rink, basketball courts, bocce courts, picinic tables and more.
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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — It's hipster heaven with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Shuffleboard and bocce courts will soon open at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, along with a full-size roller rink and basketball and handball courts, officials anounced.

The five-acre pier will also house five full-size basketball courts, six handball courts, three shuffleboard courts and two bocce courts, officials said.

"Pier 2 will be a great destination for New Yorkers and we want the entire city to enjoy this amazing public space," the parks department said in a statement.

The new skating rink will be enclosed and can be used for recreational skating, roller hockey and roller derby.

The pier will also house a workout area with fitness equipment, swings, restrooms, picnic tables, skate rentals and lockers.

The pier is set to open this spring and permits for the courts will be available beginning April 1. The facilities will be open to the public for part of the time and also up for reservation by groups.

Fees for the permits were not immediately known.

Sign up with the park for updates on contstruction and official opening dates.

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