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Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: 718-965-8951
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Description: Brooklyn's answer to Central Park, Prospect Park contains a zoo, an...
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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Lovely park

The Prospect Park Cottage was used for a family wedding reception and we really had a great time here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Boulder, CO
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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Prospect Park Cottage was used for a family wedding reception and we really had a great time here!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A park where you can relax away from all the noise on Manhattan. Enjoy all the trees, birds etc. Many places where you can sit. A Zoo is also a part of the park

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If only one wasn't rushed to see so much on holidays than you could take the time to walk in the park. Briefly visited here, didn't know it would be so big, enjoyed what I saw. Can't compare this to Central Park - totally different atmosphere and surrounds.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love this place, every little corner of it. In winter it has the best skating rink in Brooklyn and in the summer it turns into a rollerblading rink. Open space skating rink changes into water fountain play spot for kids of all ages. If you have a fresh water fishing permit you can also enjoy all the freshwater ponds... More 

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Kings Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A mini Central Park in Brooklyn. A group of us walked through on a Saturday afternoon enjoying the sights(people watching) and a bit of nature.Very pleasant with plenty to do for all ages.

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New Richmond, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I recently went to Prospect Park and I loved it. I honestly prefer this park to Central Park, now that I've been there. It really feels like you've gotten outside of the city. Sometimes it can be packed, but my boyfriend and I took a hammock to the lake and it was extremely relaxing. The Prospect Park Zoo is worth... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful! What a great atmosphere. Lots to do for all ages. Any day is a great day to go and take it all in.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I grew up on 11street between 4th and 5th Ave only about 10 minutes from the park located on 9th Ave. I have so many mostly fond memories of this park although when I was a teenager my friends and I were once robbed by a gang of guys, who outnumbered us. The Prospect Park zoo is small, but, adequate.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great people watching spot. Miles of trails for walking and open meadows for play. Olmstead knew how to design a park! We found it much prettier and more inviting than Central Park.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The park is showing its wear and tear. It used to be a great place to stroll or take the children. Too dirty now.

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