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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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Houston, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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

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

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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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