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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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Rhode Island
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Prospect Park is a real gem of 585 acres. Lots of people engaged in all sorts of activities there from recycling to running to biking to sunning to tennis to a real nice Saturday farmer's market. The park is rather big and there are concerts and real nice gardens to view. There is a boathouse and a lake. Easily accessible... More

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This park is on scale with Central Park but not nearly as big or nice. Designed by same person I believe.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Most of these concerts are free all summer. The cost of other tickets are low -avg $7-10. See various local and international artist while enjoying food and drinks. You can sit in chairs towards the front of the bandshell or you can camp out and have a picnic in the grassy area behind the bandshell seating. Bring a blanket to... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very green, plenty of space for kids to run around, conveniently located to my family in Park Slope.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to this park with my friend had just moved to Brooklyn with her fiance, who grew up not too far from the Park Slope neighborhood. She had described the park during phone conversations but I didn't look at maps or images before making the trip to Brooklyn. I had no idea the park was so huge and so... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful Park surrounded by beautiful Brooklyn residential areas! Must walk through Prospect park then go West to Park Slope for Lunch and get lost through the beautiful architecture! The houses are stunning. You can feel the history! The park itself is wide and long so bike rides are fun! massive fields are everwhere so bring a soccer ball or frisbee!

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I visited the park for a Celebrate Brooklyn concert and had to trek to the stage from the other side of the park...best detour ever! The park is full of enchanted nooks from a green lagoon with a family of swans, to an Alice In Wonderland tree (you'll know it when you see it), to tunnels with musicians practicing and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

a very nice change from the hustle and bustle of the city. nice lake and bike/walking path. there are other things but these are what i'm familiar with.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place was designed by Olmstead and Vaux, the same guys who did its more illustrious cousin - Manhattan's Central Park - and it shows as you walk around. This is a smaller, quieter park and once you're deep enough inside it really doesn't matter that you're in Brooklyn and not Manhattan. If anything the area around the park is... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Would of liked to see more of it but, we arrived a bit late to the Robert Glasper & Taleb Kweli concernt.

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