Located at the Southeastern curve of Manhattan Island between the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, Corlears Park is a great place to get gorgeous views of the East River, the bridges and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The spot was originally used by the Lenape Native Americans as a place to land their canoes due to its heavy marshland, and Dutch settles soon took over the area as a place to load and unload transport ships.
In the 17th century the Dutch Corlear family owned a large portion of this piece of land, and it’s from this family that the park takes its name.
Today the park is a haven for residents of the Lower East Side, offering a playground, dog run, baseball field, water fountain and a spray showers.
The park is administered by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and is located at Jackson and Cherry Streets and the FDR Drive.