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Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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#3 of 14 in Parks in Brooklyn
Designed by the same landscape architects who created Central Park, Prospect Park is home to Brooklyn's only lake, which spans 24 hectares (60 acres) and is surrounded by woodlands, walking paths, and lawns. The park is full of memorials, including the Litchfield Villa and a statue of General Lafayette. Stop first at the Boathouse visitor center for information on park events and attractions. Rent a bicycle to tour the trails if you want to cover a large area in a shorter amount of time. With our online itinerary creator, Brooklyn attractions like Prospect Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Nice place to come to escape the heat of the city. Stuff to explore for kids if you go to the centre when you arrive  more »
  • Prospect Park in some ways is better than Central. Actual park rather than made. It has rolling fields and plenty of trees for shade. Lots to do and see.  more »
  • Best park for relax and enjoy with family picnic..we can ride,playing and take beautiful picture on every place  more »
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  • I've lived in Brooklyn all my life and Prospect Park has always been a memorable place for me. It's a nice 'getaway' from the urban atmosphere and provides a quiet place to go think and relax. Lately I just go for runs in the park and then cool down by the lake with some stretching, yoga, and breathing exercises. There are plenty of activities when the weather is nice such as concerts, movie screenings, and roller skating to name a few. Prospect Park should definitely be visited from time to time. 👍🏽
  • Great, eclectic, scenic area of BK where you can find in walking distance everything from a new sports arena/concert venue, to wonderful restaurants, funky local shops & some of the nicest residential areas of the borough- if driving to a destination not offering parking, street parking is tough & worse at the times you'd expect, plus garages are few & far between. However there are good mass transit options into/out of the area. Unless your preference is to drive, if you're a tourist in NYC, this could provide a good way to check out some cool spots outside of Manhattan (depending on your tastes), but again, best to do by way of mass transit.
  • great outdoor area. the prospect park conservation group has done an amazing job in recovering the ideal balance of the forest and recreation spaces. as any park in a big city some spots get filled with people with housing challenges, so be careful with the trails closer to the main roads.
  • My favorite park since I was a kid. It's great to see they have so many free programs to offer now. Sports fields, bandshell and playground all look renovated. Wonderful free concert series in the summer (they ask for a donation at entry). It's a long walk to the waterfalls but well worth it!
  • Most likely my favorite park in New York City such a beautiful and peaceful place. Very nice running trails through the forest with waterfalls. Bicycling, jogging, all sorts of activities. A small zoo, lake, And all right in the heart of Brooklyn.
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