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Prospect Park

Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: 718-965-8951
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Ranked #8 of 98 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Brooklyn's answer to Central Park, Prospect Park contains a zoo, an audubon center and the Brooklyn...
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

At one of the high points of Brooklyn, Prospect Park is a oasis in the city. The entrance at the north end is at Grand Army Plaza, a large traffic circle with the largest arch in the city. Prospect Park was designed by the same guys that designed Central Park and although it is a bit smaller, is even more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Prospect Park, covering almost 600 acres , one of the oldest and biggest urban parks of North America, was also created by the same two landscape designers after they completed landscaping the central park in Manhattan ,New York. Originally a thick wooded forest , and now abundant with age-old forest trees forming a canopy over the many shaded pathways and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The sheer size of the park In such a densely populated area is noteworthy. That being said, it is an amazing amounts of green space. We watched my nephew play soccer and were able to walk to a sizable playground afterwards. With Park Slope on the west, we were able to enjoy a nice coffee as we walked north towards... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wow being from Australia I had a certain preconception that Brooklyn was just all buildings and ugly. But how misguided I was. Brooklyn and Prospect Park is amazing and in a lot of ways I think better than Central Park. A lot quieter and away from the hustle, bustle and arrogance of the big smoke!! Despite the winter cold and... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Bring you binoculars and watch them on the lake in the trees. Listen to their "music." A laid back park....just enjoy

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

For the last 30 years or so, I have spent many a summer night biking in Prospect Park. The park, which is only two miles from my home, has a 3.3mile loop. Unlike it's cousin in Manhattan, the park, though widely used, is not crowded. Olmsted call Prospect Park his greatest creation. The park is closed to automobile traffic most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Probably not as dramatic as Central Park what with the amazing towering apartment buildings lining up and down both the east and west sides, but as an urban park with room to explore, play, and be active Prospect might be a better choice. I got here by taking the Q train to Parkside Avenue. You can also get off on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you have a lot of time in NYC or want to see how the locals prefer to spend an active evening (i.e. running, biking) or laid back weekends, this is the place to be. I live in Brooklyn and it is my favorite place to be. Jogging there at sunset is the most amazing experience. During the day, I... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A large wooded oasis in Brooklyn that has a great open lawn, a lake, a small boat house, playing fields for ball teams, a road for cyclists and runners... everyone in Brooklyn knows it and loves it. If you're a visitor and near the library or Brooklyn Museum, stop in and visit the real Brooklyners.

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yourmama411_9
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Same designer...more scenic and a great family spot to visit ! A very neat way to spend a portion of a day with family.

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