It has been camp mom these last couple of weeks before school begins and I have been trying to fill our days with activities. Last week we headed into Brooklyn to visit Jon’s sister who has a lovely new apartment with a fancy pool we got to enjoy! After we took a dip we took a short walk over to Domino Park, which is a new 5 acre public park in Williamsburg. It’s the perfect place for an outing with your family, because it’s filled areas for play and food! Plus incredible views of the East River.
The park is named Domino Park, because it is on the old Domino Sugar Factory property. These 80 foot tall cranes were used to unload sugarcane from freight trains. They are now painted the prettiest blue and welcome you when you arrive at the park.
There is a very pretty walk way that starts at the opening of the park. The park was designed by the same architecture firm that designed the High Line and it has similar vibes.
Along with the grass areas there is a large playground that my kids loved!
I love little design details and they are all the park. All of the colors and patterns in the space make it such a special place.
From the walk way you can see amazing views and striped umbrellas that were calling my name!
The striped umbrellas belong to Tacocino an eatery with yummy Mexican cuisine!
The brick building in the background is the original Domino Sugar Factory that was open for 150 years!
They had an all cheese taco, which was amazing! The outer layer was cheese, then tortilla and then more cheese inside. Heaven.
Past Tacocina there are really cool stepping stones where you seat and relax. I even noticed that they had outlets built into them so, you can charge your phone, laptop, etc.
If you go a little further they have a really cool fog bridge. Every 10 mins or so this fog display comes out and it gets super thick like a real fog! Plus it sprays a bit of water, which is so delightful during a hot day! It lights up at night so, I’m excited to go back and see it then.
Sprinkled throughout the park design there are old pieces for the factory like these syrup tanks.
The boys were tired at this point so we stopped here, but they also have a Volleyball Court, Bocce Court, and a dog run.
We had a fun day of adventures with Aunt Jenn!