Prospect Park

Prospect Park, Brooklyn: Address, Phone Number, Prospect Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Prospect Park
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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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wherehaveinotbeenyet
Manchester, UK412 contributions
Nov 2021
Didn't spend that long here as was disturbed by the loud music coming from the ice skating rink. It's a large park so the rest of the park may have been better, but I didn't find sitting by the lake very relaxing.
Written November 30, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,830 contributions
Oct 2021
This is an enormous park in the center of this very densely-developed borough. Lots to see and do here, but especially enjoy the green space. Take a long walk and view the landscaping. Leaves were turning on our visit.
Written November 15, 2021
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI481 contributions
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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SuperTed19
Madison, WI681 contributions
Sep 2021
It’s a park. There is a lot of space to be at somewhat removed from the noise of the city. It does, however, feel a bit neglected and overgrown.
Written October 26, 2021
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Tiffany R
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
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, NY56 contributions
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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🌍FamilyTravels🛫
Colchester, UK1,301 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
A lot larger then we were expecting it to be. Ideal for running or just a king walk with a bit of piece and quiet from the huddle and bustle of the city life. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side or this would be a great place for a family picnic.
Clean paths to walk along, ponds of water for the children to watch & feed the ducks. A real nice afternoon. Can imagine it is not so peaceful when the weather is nice and when it’s busy.
Written September 21, 2021
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Ann H
33 contributions
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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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
Apr 2021
Lovely park with miles of paths, terrific running trails and large open spaces for folks to hang out. Highly recommend!
Written April 27, 2021
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Stan Tecza
Connecticut3,235 contributions
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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