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. :)
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