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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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Great place to walk

This is a great place for a hike, people watch, see local architecture, or visit the Zoo. The wooded area provides adequate shade even on the hottest days.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for a hike, people watch, see local architecture, or visit the Zoo. The wooded area provides adequate shade even on the hottest days.

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New Haven, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Families having a barbecue, games of cricket, friends out on a picnic -- and that's just the first field. Vast in it's expanse, wild, and home to a true community, it's a great gem of Brooklyn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The park makes you forget you are close to New York City. Birds chirping, trees swaying in the wind, turtles swimming in the beautiful lake, water lilies covering the lake like a carpet, a few scattered people reading or just relaxing,

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Less tourists. Real Brooklyn people can be found here. A yard we all can share. Please do not litter and do tip the staff.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Plenty of grass and trees, and lots of room to relax, take a nap or read a book. Spent an hour in prospect park regenerating before moving on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in NYC, and with the addition of the bike rental and return of the paddle boats, there is much to do. Or if you chose to sit in a shady spot near the Esplanade with a book or find one of the many secluded nooks and enjoy the sites and sounds of nature... More 

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Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Summer in Prospect Park is a scaled version of Central Park, with many summer camps filling fields with kids of many ages running, playing and having fun. Running trails are excellent in this park, with variety of track styles.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice place for a relaxing walk on a summer day. Picnics, frisbee and people just enjoying the outside. Great after a day of sightseeing in Manhattan.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great park for walking, running, snowball fights, pretending you're a wizard, listening to 80s music blasting from the ice rink, bird watching, picture taking, donut eating (all tested).

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The park is very nice and it is large! I enjoyed walking the paths and the beautiful old trees. It was very convenient and close to all major areas of Brooklyn.

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Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone Number: 718-965-8951
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn

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