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Prospect Park

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-965-8951
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Ranked #8 of 115 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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Philadelphia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent the day in Brooklyn New York recently. We started the day by going to Prospect Park. It reminded us of a smaller Central Park with beautiful walking and biking paths and a lake to sit by and relax. We walked through Park Slope, had a great lunch and walked by the shops and brownstone homes.... More

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Statesville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Easy to find this park. Wonderful walking areas, bicycle routes and family areas. The park was clean and well kept. A wonderful green space in the city.

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is the place for you! We spent hours hiking the trials, some cement urban trails and some in the woods. We found lakes, wildlife, etc. Everyday of our trip we walked this park. So nice!

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Brooklyn, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

I have the good fortune to live within walking distance of this park. It has so many kinds of natural vistas. Waterfalls, streams, pools, ponds, bridges, meadows, woodland trails, historic landmarks from the American Revolution, and all in a safe environment. It's common to see parents pushing strollers, musicians practicing, kids playing ball, picnics, family reunions, serious cyclers, runners, birders,... More

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Love this park! Its small (about 4 miles if you run around it). It's a small version of central park without all the tourist and people. There's a large grass area near the picnic house for picnics, tossing a ball, sunbathe, bbq, etc. In the summer there's usually a ton of sponsored events where they have music and food.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Walked through and stopped at zoo and took grandson on carasal. Lots of quite spots inside. Very pretty.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Walking in this park gives me the feeling I'm in Europe, Just for an hour or two. The playgrounds for the kids are nice as well.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great, small zoo - perfect for a Saturday outing with our 5 year old grandson. Beautiful park - obviously a great asset for Brooklyn.

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Belgium
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Everyone goes to Central Park, but Prospect Park is as beautiful, and I actually like it better because it feels less man-made, wilder. If you are visiting NY and end up in Park Slope, a nice, family-friendly neighborhood, with a great park, nice cafes, beautiful brownstones, go for a stroll in Prospect Park! It is huge, you can have a... More

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I just love Prospect Park, it's so beautiful. Great for different kinds of things, and particularly for dog owners.

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