Brooklyn's answer to Central Park, Prospect Park contains a zoo, an audubon center and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Its entrance is marked by the large Memorial Arch and it is a mecca for families and nature lovers who go to play ball, bird watch and listen to outdoor concerts.
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- Prospect Park • 6 min walk
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Nov 2023 • Family
I am utterly appalled, Olivia Lynch is an after school teacher and guide at the Wild Ferns Nature Program in Prospect Park. She has been parading throughout Brooklyn tearing down posters of innocent children who have been kidnapped. To make things even worst she has been smiling, laughing, and saying F*ck you while doing it!!! I am shocked, saddened, and appalled at the fact that such a hate-filled person is working with our youth. What if a Jewish child comes? Or if she's racist against other minorities as well?! I don't feel safe bringing my family to Prospect Park programs anymore if Olivia represents the way you feel towards minorities and children!
Written 5 November 2023
Jul 2023 • Family
Prospect Park is a 500+ acre public park in Brooklyn. It is near Prospect -Lefferts Garden, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, South Slope, Crown Heights, and Prospect Heights neighborhoods. There are many wonderful places to visit-- a zoo, a botanical garden, a cycling course, and ball fields. It has Immense historical significance. The park is built on the grounds of the Battle for Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War. There is a monument to the courageous men of Maryland who gave their lives to protect the retreating Patriots soldiers as the British routed the Patriot troops. Survivors ended up on British prison ships near the current Navy Yard area. For me, a place of solemn remembrance.
Written 17 August 2023
A very large park in the center of Brooklyn with all sorts of attractions including the great Botanical Gardens, a zoo, lots of playing fields, places to hike and picnic. All with the city all around it, and served by the subway. A true gem.
Written 12 June 2023
This is Brooklyn's major park. Although lacking the fame and popularity of its Manhattan counterpart, Prospect Park is still a lovely place to escape the urban bust. A stroll by the lake is a leisure pastime in weekends.
Written 21 December 2022
Nov 2022 • Friends
There is something for everyone in this expertly designed park. Very happy to see Olmsted’s visionary design is still relevant and respected today!
Written 26 November 2022
We stayed just on the south end of the playground (also the soccer fields) and then walked it up to the Army memorial statues one day. It was so nice that I didn't care that the carousel was not open that a couple of other buildings were closed. I could see it had a lot of bicyclists, walkers, stroller parents, etc. What other park has a section where you can light up grills? In the evenings we saw extended families enjoying the sunlight until the last possible moment. The Brooklyn library is at the top and had a stunning exterior. It is safe and wonderful to experience this space in a very densely populated area. Well done! PS we also visited the zoo
Written 11 October 2022
A very good-sized park with lots of space to walk around and enjoy. A mixture of meadow and woodland areas and a large lake. There is space set aside for wildlife and more amenity spaces. Cafe and toilets in the park as well as BBQ pits. Very popular park that is easy to access via the metro There is also a weekend market.
Written 10 October 2022
The vision Olmstead, et al. had to create this! Terrific to pass through each and every part of it noticing all the different sources of pleasure it offers to so many. love love love it!
Written 3 July 2022
What brought us here was the zoo, then walked through this beautiful park to get to Smorgasburg. Walkers, Runners, Bikers, plenty of open areas to play. Well maintained. Would definitely revisit and recommend.
Written 19 April 2022
I love that every borough in NYC has their own public park for everyone to enjoy! Prospect Park is spacious with something for everyone - the zoo, library, museums, places for your dog, plenty of room to walk, jog, or have a picnic.
Written 8 April 2022
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Visiting NYC for New Year’s Eve with kiddos (9 & 11), how is the NYE celebration at Central Park? Thanks in advance.
NYC on New year's eve is a great treat. Understand that people show up many hours before midnight. Usually no pack backs so beware. If you think someone in your party needs a seat bring a tripod cane for an adult . I suggest you go on to the NYC website for specifics regarding the celebration in Central Park.
Hi, Kenneth. What would you like to know about this attraction? I was wondering about the condition of the road within the Park. Is it smooth? User friendly for in-line skating? Thank you for your reply,
I wouldn't recommend in line skating. At all.
What is parking like, or are there any parking garages close by?
We arrived by cab but didn't see parking near the zoo. We had a problem getting a cab afterwards as none passed that weren't pre-booked. In the end we had to walk a fair way to the library and ask for help from the librarian. who called a cab for us. The staff at the zoo wouldn't call a cab for us.... Hope you enjoy your visit
Hey folks - is the Captain America statue still there (Oct 2016)?
Sorry, but it is gone . To my knowledge it was outside of the Barclay's Center on Atlantic Ave near the entrance of the MTA subway station granted that was early Sept. Not quite sure where it is now
Central park o prospecto park? Conozco el primero pero en mi regreso a la ciudad no se si me es conveniente volver al central park o ir a conocer el prospecto park..gracias
Si estás en downtown Manhattan no vale la pena ir hasta Prospect Park. Yo me quedaría en Central Park. Pero si estás por Brookling si vale la pena ir hasta Prospect!!
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- Brooklyn Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour, from Lower Manhattan (From RM 202.36)
- Brooklyn Neighborhoods Small-Group Bike Tour (From RM 362.86)
- Private New York City Sightseeing Bike Tour - Up to 6 People (From RM 1,555.35)
- Private Custom Brooklyn Food Tour by SUV (From RM 1,570.05)
- Brooklyn Bike Tour (From RM 409.38)