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“unknow beauty”
Review of Prospect Park

Prospect Park
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New York All Loops Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket with International Sightseeing Cruise
Ranked #7 of 224 things to do in Brooklyn
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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.
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“unknow beauty”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

on can miss this place if you are not from the area. its an oasis in a brick and steel city. the arch at the entrance its a site to see.

Visited February 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Best park in NYC!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This well used park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the designers of Central Park, but Prospect Park is bigger, and, well, more Brooklyn-y. It's beautiful, its landscape is varied, and it is lively, all year round. Best of all are the off-leash hours on the Long Meadow, where dog lovers can watch local pooches frolic before 9 AM. The dog beach is particularly entertaining.

Visited March 2014
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“City wonderland”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Whatever you might like to do in a park you can do here -- it is Central Park without the crowds, lots of space to spread out in, and barbecue pits at several locations..

Visited October 2013
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“What a wonderful park”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I grew up a few blocks from the park, and while I don't live in Brooklyn anymore, I visit often, and almost all my visits include Prospect Park, any time of year. The park has a great loop to run in. I think it's about 3-4 miles for the outside loop. It's varied, a little hilly, and beautiful. There are a bunch of varied playgrounds. I like the Vanderbilt one, as it's easy to park nearby, has very newly refurbished play areas, and a pizza and ices shop right across the street. It's also right by the beautiful lake. They recently opened an ice skating rink that we tried out in December. It was very nicely done, with an covered rink and an outdoor part. The rental skates weren't great, but we loved it there. There are lots of great spots for all sort of things. Concerts, picnics, sports, etc. It's so nicely laid out (designed by the same guy that's designed Central Park, Golden Gate Park, the Boston Fens, and it seems most major American parks).

Visited December 2013
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“a good walk from Gowanus but well worth it”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Plenty to do have visited before in the winter and summer the zoo is well worth a visit. No dislikes at all

Visited February 2014
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