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Prospect Park

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-965-8951
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Ranked #10 of 112 attractions in Brooklyn
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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Laramie
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Large park that covers a huge area. Wooded areas and open areas, lake/ponds etc. Great place to go for a walk.

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Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

beautiful DUMBO, Fort Greene, WIlliamsburg are all great neighborhoods in Brooklyn to visit. NYC is much more than just Manhattan.

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New York City, New York
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258 reviews 258 reviews
69 attraction reviews
754 helpful votes 754 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When I have been close by I go for a walk in this well located park. Nicely kept an usually filled with locals.Take a stroll here.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We loved Prospect park. It is just lovely. A very family friendly, dog friendly park. Lots of activity going on, softball games little league games, soccer. Very nice jog and bike lanes that kept the casual strollers out of their way. Would love to see it in full bloom, we were there a bit too early in spring.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

You don't get the rowboats and Shakespeare in the Park. But what you do get is a terrific audubon center, a bandshell with amazing acts, a lake, better skating, and facilities like stables and a tennis center. NOTHING can replace those Central Park views. But this place comes close.

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Brandon, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I found a place in New York City where you can stand in a meadow and not see a building - anywhere (an depending on the time of day, few people, usually dog walkers). That place is at the end of the Long Meadow in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. The Park, designed by Olmstead and Vaux (they did Central Park in... More

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I went to New York in early March to visit my son, his wife and their new baby. I found lodging a twenty minute walk away and walked to their apartment each day. They live only a few blocks from an imposing arch that is a Civil War monument commemorating the soldiers and spirit of the war. Each day I... More

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puerto rico
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

on can miss this place if you are not from the area. its an oasis in a brick and steel city. the arch at the entrance its a site to see.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This well used park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the designers of Central Park, but Prospect Park is bigger, and, well, more Brooklyn-y. It's beautiful, its landscape is varied, and it is lively, all year round. Best of all are the off-leash hours on the Long Meadow, where dog lovers can watch local pooches frolic before... More

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New York City, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Whatever you might like to do in a park you can do here -- it is Central Park without the crowds, lots of space to spread out in, and barbecue pits at several locations..

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