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Prospect Park

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-965-8951
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Ranked #9 of 114 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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Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Prospect park is very nice. Very long and you can easily get lost so be careful. Great for biking, walking or simply catching a tan. My friends and I had a little picnic, so we talked, laughed and enjoyed the breeze. Great for a date.

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

In the sea of the city sits some nice parks...this is one of them. It was green and well kept with some interesting art work displayed. A nice way to stretch your legs.

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wonderful park in Brooklyn that has some of the nice aspects of Central Park without the rampaging crowds and tourists. It's very easy to find a quiet sedate corner here. There are tons of benches around and great paths for biking and running. There is even a small dog pond area for swimming. The forest here has a waterfall and... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This park is wonderful with lakes & ponds, fields, trails, sports fields, open green space, and concerts. It has the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and Park Slope restaurants all nearby. Definitely worth a trip or to take a break from activities.

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love all the changes to Prospect Park. There's a skating rink, ponds, turtles, fish, people fishing, people riding their bike, pretty flowers, etc. We went to hold a family reunion outing and the weather was perfect, bathrooms were available and everyone had a good time. It's a big change with nice improvements from the 1980's that's for sure ;)

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Middle Village, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I use to live around the corner from the park, I delay missed it and it many year round activities, It has several children's playgrounds for different ages. It the best place to be after a busy work day,

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Designed by the same guys who did Central Park, Prospect Park gives a similar refuge vibe for the residents of Brooklyn. Very restful to stroll the park and get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Worth a short visit if you are in the district.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

closed to cars except for one lane during rush hour. completely closed to cars on weekends. green market at grand army entrance on Saturday.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were planning to visit Central Park once more, when a friend that used to live in Brooklyn recommended us this place. We have a one year old that walks around all the time, so for us is very important to take him to safe places where there are no cars or bikes around. This place was perfect, Benito could... More

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