Prospect Park
Prospect Park
4.5
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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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Howard B
Oceanside, CA94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Everyone says Central Park is the best in NY, and maybe it is. But as a native NYC expat (to San Diego) and frequent family visitor, this gem may be even better! It is huge and has much variety, inclluding a beuatful botanic garden, open fields, forested ares, water features, you name it. Best time to go is early April through early June, when the weather is beautiful and the trees are blossoming and fragrant and the flowers and plants are at their peak. You can jog, run, bike or simply take a relaxing stroll and soak in the peace and beauty. Yes a "tree grows in Brooklyn", or in this place, millions of them!
Written March 1, 2020
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI934 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
After picking up sandwiches from a deli, we were looking for somewhere outdoors to sit and eat. Luckily found a place to park along the southwest side of the park. The park is fenced with entrances every so often, so we walked to the nearest entrance and walked in. Not seeing any benches, and not prepared to sit on the ground, we started walking along a path where there were people and a set of concrete stairs. We found a cleanish spot to sit on rocks along the stairs. It was a pleasant setting on a dry fall day. But nothing super special. Definitely needs some TLC! Had we spent more time in the park, taking in the sites and the amenities, we might discover Prospect Park to be more than average.
Written October 29, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
A very large park in the center of Brooklyn with all sorts of attractions including the great Botanical Gardens, a zoo, lots of playing fields, places to hike and picnic. All with the city all around it, and served by the subway. A true gem.
Written June 12, 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is Brooklyn's major park. Although lacking the fame and popularity of its Manhattan counterpart, Prospect Park is still a lovely place to escape the urban bust. A stroll by the lake is a leisure pastime in weekends.
Written December 21, 2022
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Ariella
New York City, NY20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Friends
I've gone there a bunch of times. Wonderful place to go solo, with children, friends, or just about anyone. There's playgrounds and natural playgrounds for children, a bike path, a lake. There are many beautiful rolling hills, and much much more!!
Written April 25, 2020
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Tiffany R
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
If you're ever looking for a place to hang out in Brooklyn with a bunch of friends for free one of the best spots to do it is prospect park. It has large fields many playgrounds and concerts depending which side of the park you're on.
It is a nyc park so beware of rats. Also, if you need to use the restroom on a busy weekend go before it's urgent because those lines can be so long!
Bring a blanket, some games, your pets? Have fun!
Written October 16, 2021
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Kensi B
New York City, NY96 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I've lived in Brooklyn for 20 years, and I loved the park so much I even bought an apartment right near it. It used to be beautiful and wild but sadly I can't recommend it anymore. Thanks to an apathetic NYPD, Parks Dept, and Prospect Park Alliance, the past couple of years the park has turned into a dumping ground, homeless encampment, e-bike melee, and general grossness and danger. A typical run in the park consists of passing a nearly naked guy sleeping on a mattress, with his tent and entire "home" set up right on the path, another guy relieving himself in the bushes, a couple throwing fireworks at passersby, e-bikes tearing up the paths as if they are mountain bikes, and enormous piles of garbage with rats who aren't scared of you at all. Yeah, it's real "bucolic." Take it from a real New Yorker and go to the Botanical Gardens or Greenwood Cemetery, all beautiful places equipped with gates and people who care about keeping them up.
Written October 3, 2021
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nick w
London, UK1,295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A very good-sized park with lots of space to walk around and enjoy. A mixture of meadow and woodland areas and a large lake. There is space set aside for wildlife and more amenity spaces. Cafe and toilets in the park as well as BBQ pits. Very popular park that is easy to access via the metro There is also a weekend market.
Written October 10, 2022
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Stan Tecza
Connecticut10,828 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
First time at Prospect Park. Cannot believe how huge it is. Saw the zoo from afar but will need to go back and see it proper. Boathouse and other old historic buildings look interesting. Really reminds me of Central Park. It’s my understanding that it was designed by the same people that designed central park. Super busy. Lots of people picnicking abs enjoying the good weather. Very busy and multicultural area. Good food nearby.
Written November 21, 2020
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Ann H
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Really love this space, makes you forget you're in Brooklyn. So peaceful and quiet and I did a meditative walking tour with a friend and it was a great way to relax at the end of the day. So much history in this space as well, wouldn't know by just walking around myself. Lots of fun people watching! Go for a picnic in the long meadow!
Written July 1, 2021
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