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“Okay - I'll admit I'm a bit partial”
Review of Prospect Park

Prospect Park
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$350.00*
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Brooklyn Neighborhoods Private Walking Tour
Ranked #8 of 240 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Prospect Park is an oasis in the middle of a city. My grandmother thought the same - and she was born in 1895! It hasn't lost any of it's charm between the 1890's, the 1960's and today although it can be a bit dangerous to go off the beaten path alone hence the 4 stars rather than 5. It would be hard to grow up in Brooklyn and not have lots of great memories set in Prospect Park. We spent summer days strolling the paths, visiting the zoo, riding the carousel and visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. In the winter, we went sledding on lookout hill and skated at Wolman Rink (closed for construction 2012-2013) While the park has been updated over the years, you'll still find history peeking out from behind the trees. Don't miss the Boathouse, the old Quaker cemetery, the well house and the many monuments scattered around the park. George Washington was said to have viewed the Battle of Long Island from here. He couldn't have picked a nicer spot. :)

Thank Susan329
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

It was a beautiful fall day and we enjoyed walking through Prospect Park - a nice retreat from the city!

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

If you are in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn...and even if you are not...make a trip to Prospect Park. This was another park designed by Olmstead which treats natural surroundings as things of beauty to be enjoyed. The walking paths, the groups, the amount of activities occurring simultaneously are amazing. This is definitely a family oriented park but also provides opportunities for reflective, solitary walking. The Zoo is great too!

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

good place to chill out-lovely park setting for a family picnic,bike ride, leisurely stroll or lie in the sun+read a book

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Beautiful green area in the middle of Brooklyn. Fantastic path around the part to bike, run, walk, etc (similar to Central Park). Zoo. Historical buildings and bridges. Great paths through wooded areas. Dog friendly.

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