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Prospect Park

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Address: 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
Phone Number: 718-965-8951
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Brooklyn's answer to Central Park, Prospect Park contains a zoo, an audubon...

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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Pleasant to wander through

You can find free parking in the surrounding streets, though you might have to search for a free space. The park is pedestrian only, quite extensive and pleasant to wander around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
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Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can find free parking in the surrounding streets, though you might have to search for a free space. The park is pedestrian only, quite extensive and pleasant to wander around on a sunny day.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love parks! But Prospect Park has a different vibe than Central Park for me; felt more relaxed here. Maybe because it's less tourists and it has more "neighborhood" feel? Or maybe because I love Brooklyn? Anyway, it's a nice park in a nice neighborhood!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

' the' park in Nyc as far as I'm concerned , something for everyone and anyone If visiting Brooklyn, a 'go to ' must A circular three and a third mile roadway for running, biking, walking, playgrounds galore, several band shells for concerts , an expansive lake for fishing, boat rentals , hiking and trails , ball fields , sculptures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I say undisturbed then I mean that you do not have to stop for trafic. The park has pretty much been closed of for trafic, so you can run on the roads and take aloop or two. I did one loop - I think it was about 5ks. Nice scenarie. If you do not feel like a run then... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Prospect Park was built after Olms and Vaux worked out the kinks in Central Park. The Prospect Park Conservancy has restored the park to its original glory and maintains it well.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Prospect Park is a great place for walking. An oasis in Booklyn that is just wonderful for walking, running or just strolling. Beautiful shady areas that make you feel you are up in the mountains rather than in the heart of Brooklyn.

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Thank Leah K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This parks numerous trails and biking paths are a great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Brooklyn. The Farmers Market that is there on the weekends is awesome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is so accessible and offers so many different vistas and activities. There are lots of shade areas to sit, play frisbee, have a picnic, let the kids run around. Food is handled at the food ruck round up - the Smorgasburg. There is even a portable ATM is you didn't bring cash. The water pool at Splash Pad... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bike/pedestrian loop alone is 3.something miles, and there are many other trails inside the park to traverse and explore. Great for rowdy picnics, quiet tanning with 2 friends picnics, exercise, yoga, taking the dog, reading, ... yknow, park stuff! Also boasts lake activities and a skating rink in the cooler months. Historical spots, gorgeous flowering trees in spring (and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I use to go to prospect park and take in it's beauty. The park is huge with wonderful walking paths. Lots to see and lots to do, including free concerts in the summer.

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