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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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Nice Oasis in Brooklyn

This park is like a Central Park for Brooklyn. Nice grounds with trails, a small zoo, a botanitical garden, a historical house and even a carosel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This park is like a Central Park for Brooklyn. Nice grounds with trails, a small zoo, a botanitical garden, a historical house and even a carosel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This beautiful park is stunning at anytime of the year. Each season has something wonderful to offer. Winter: the expansive park, a snowy beauty filled with families building snowmen and sledding. Spring: Flowers and trees blooming brings millions in taking all the new growth in or taking in the Cherry Blossom Festival. Summer: People sunning and playing sports and barbecuing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

What a great spot a Zoo and Botanic Garden a big park and lakes. Baseball mounds, soccer, picnics, dog walking allowed off lead at certain times. It is a great park for a stroll very big also great for chilling out in. The Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom. A really nice place to chill out in. Park Slope is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Prospect Park is a Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and created with approximately 560 acres of land and is situated in Brooklyn part of NYC. The huge wooded park with many winding paths and ponds in the heart of "Brooklyn In NYC" is a wonderful work of human skill created to serve humanity. One can... More 

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Perth, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a beautiful park and seeing it in Spring with all the blossom on the trees was spectacular. A stunning place.

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Queensland, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great green space in the city. Avoid on weekends as it can be very busy. We attended during the cherry blossom festival, it was so busy..But the trees in flower and colours tulips made the visit worthwhile..Great for families and kids. There are turtles and fish in the pond..Worth a visit.

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Truckee, California, United States
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

i really like how walking space and running space and bike space is all allocated so you can exercise freely without worrying about traffic. this place is croooowded on a sunny saturday though.

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Annapolis, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Our children have lived in Clinton Hills for decades and I have observed the remarkable change in Brooklyn over this time. To relieve my daughter-in-law on a Sunday morning of the infant care responsibility I suggested we take a bike ride. I am from a relatively rural area of Maryland and was not quite prepared for the mile ride up... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I used to take my dog to off leash in the mornings before 9am and it was fantastic how literally hundreds of dogs run around and play with each other. There are many activities in the park and its great to run by the lake or have a picnic. Open fires are permitted as long as you properly dispose of... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Played in the park with the kids. Great play park, feels safe and with "locals" from many corners of the world! Also ran around the park at sunset. 5K ish and in good company with many running clubs and fun joggers, like myself. Well lit and safe.

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