The Kayak Foundation partners with Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse to help administer a Kayak Polo program for youths and adults. We use both Sit-On-Top kayaks (easy to paddle) and regulation competitive decked boats for our sessions. Sessions range from purely social to very competitive. And so, for more information go to BBPBoathouse.org, or to ‘Brooklyn Kayak Polo’ on MeetUp.com.
About Kayak Polo
Kayak polo is a competitive disciplines of kayaking. Each team has five players who compete to score in their opponent’s goal. The ball is thrown by hand or flicked with the paddle to pass between players and shoot at the goal. Pitches can be set up in swimming pools or any stretch of flat water.
Kayak polo is super fun and combines boating and ball handling skills with a team game, where tactics are as important as the speed and fitness of the athletes. In addition, the game requires teamwork and promotes both general canoeing skills and a range of other techniques unique to the sport.
Address & Directions
We are located at One15 Brooklyn Marina, 159 Bridge Park Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Whether you enter from Pier 6 located near Atlantic Avenue or Old Fulton Street, follow the path to the One15 Brooklyn Marina between piers 3 and 5. You’ll know it when you arrive: you’ll see the moored sailboats.
There is indoor public parking at the One Brooklyn Bridge Park residential tower. Free parking in the neighborhood near the park is extremely limited and cannot be counted on, but you could try. We highly recommend taking public transportation, biking or walking to the park. BBP is accessible by subway (A/C to High Street, F to York Street or 2/3 to Clark Street train station) or bus (nearest buses are the B25, B61, B63, B67). In addition, you can arrive by East River Ferry or NY Water Taxi.
If biking is your preferred means of transportation then the Brooklyn Bridge Park is the perfect place for you. Whether you enter from the North or South Entrance of the park, there’s a bike path that will lead you to Pier 4.