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Prospect Park

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-965-8951
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Ranked #9 of 115 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great, small zoo - perfect for a Saturday outing with our 5 year old grandson. Beautiful park - obviously a great asset for Brooklyn.

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Belgium
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Everyone goes to Central Park, but Prospect Park is as beautiful, and I actually like it better because it feels less man-made, wilder. If you are visiting NY and end up in Park Slope, a nice, family-friendly neighborhood, with a great park, nice cafes, beautiful brownstones, go for a stroll in Prospect Park! It is huge, you can have a... More

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I just love Prospect Park, it's so beautiful. Great for different kinds of things, and particularly for dog owners.

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Netanya, HaMerkaz, Israel
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The park itself is very nice and big. It has lake, playgrounds, zoo, hiking and biking trails, kind of a Central park of Brooklyn. But my kids were bored there. They did play on some playground and we did look at the ducks on the lake, but then we walked a lot and didn't see anything interesting on the way.... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Revolutionary war battle site park. From the center (Nethermead meadow), surrounded by trees, u could be up state. Algae bloom on the boathouse lake did not look too bad. A less crowded alturnative to central park.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Think Central Park but more beautiful and much less hectic. Fewer people = more individual space to enjoy

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were lucky enough to stay just a few blocks from Grand Army Plaza - the north entrance to beautiful Prospect Park. Over our 3-week stay, we enjoyed incredible free concerts, a food truck rally, Saturday farmers market, several walks through the park, and my college/high school age kids enjoyed taking their sketchbooks and soaking up the sun. We never... More

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NYC,NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The scenery is very nice no matter what the season is. A lot of trails and a nice way to spend a few hours. You can walk to several nice restaurants and cafés after checking out the park and the zoo.

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Loganville ,GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Greetings from Atlanta where I retired about 7 years ago, I grew up in Brooklyn and lived there until 1972 when I left at age 32 or so, Later retirend to work in a "field" job all over Brooklyn from 2001 to 2007,so I know the old and new Brooklyn . However , I have not been to Prospect Park... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I live in Brooklyn and love going to Prospect Park for a "getaway" from the city life. Unlike Central Park where you can still get a view of Manhattan's skyscrapers, trees surround the large grassy areas of Prospect Park truly making it seem like you've taken a trip away from the city life. There are paved paths for bikers and... More

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