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Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: 718-965-8951
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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Great place to jog

I jog here every morning I'm in NYC! It is so scenic and has a huge dog park in the centre; nice distraction from the matter at hand! Lol is 5K around the loop and has clearly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I jog here every morning I'm in NYC! It is so scenic and has a huge dog park in the centre; nice distraction from the matter at hand! Lol is 5K around the loop and has clearly marked lanes for joggers, bikers, cars, horses! There is also a trail through the centre for a little off road challenge and variety... More 

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New York
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I am so grateful to have this wonderful park in Brooklyn. It is huge and dogs can run free before 9 a.m.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I think I like this more than Central Park. It's massive and there is so much to do for kids and adults! We picnicked on a Sunday and then took a long walk. So much to see. Only downside is its a trek to get to but worth it once there!

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The park is big and a lot to do. I used to go bike riding every week. There is one hill which I always found difficult but what a fun ride through the rest of the park. They have a lake, ball playing, picnic, walking etc etc etc. Smaller than Central Park and may be difficult parking. But we always... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Brooklyn Native here. Ever since childhood, this park has been one of my favorites, even after traveling the world. Perhaps its the sense of home, or perhaps its the lush space and the chiller vibe when compared to Central Park {fun fact - Prospect Park was designed before Central Park}. You can easily walk the entire park in under two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Your can spend hours or a whole day at this park.It's big not small by any means,like Central park.You can fish the lake for bass or carp.Bike riding through the park is a joy,but daytime only. There's the Prospect park zoo for the kids,Carousel horse ride for the kids,roller skating and ice skating depends what time of year.In the summer... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In overcrowded, noisy Brooklyn, this park was my refuge from the madding crowd (when I lived in Park Slope). I especially enjoyed coming here before 9 in the morning for the off-leash dog hours. The entire Long Meadow area was covered with hundreds of dogs of every breed--a true joy to see for any dog-lover. I also loved walking over... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this park is huge n busy n has a nice zoo u can jog walk bike rollerskate ,have a picnic they have a nice kids playground or u can take the sun lots of space

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Marlton, New Jersey
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23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Easily accessible by metro and by bus if you have an extra day in NYC and want some peace and quiet go to Prospect Park. With over 500 acres and designed by the same group that created Central Park you will enjoy just as much. Prospect Park has many walking trails, playgrounds for children, a skating rink, boat house, place... More 

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Bronx, New York
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is probably one of my favorite parks in NYC- and there are so many. It's absolutely worth a trip out here. What I like is that it's very easily accessible via various modes of transportation, so entrances are in very a diversity of neighborhoods, each near specific sites. There are many nearby attractions that make it a good main... More 

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