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Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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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. Arrange to visit Prospect Park and other attractions in Brooklyn using our Brooklyn vacation planner.
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  • Get on the subway and away from the crowds. Fantastic alternative to Central Park on a sunny day. Good for a walk or a picnic.  more »
  • I live there !!! So much to do. So much to see. The kids love and enjoy every visit. Good place to be Year round  more »
  • Prospect Park is a large park in Brooklyn in the centre. Loads of open space and quite massive , place for cycling, walking, taking your pets and enjoying a quiet time.  more »
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  • I love you, Prospect Park. I love you a lot. I love that you are within walking distance of me. I love your gentle, sloping hills. I love the annoying little kids who run all over the place like crazy people. I love the families who get there early on weekends and commandeer the barbecue pits for all day parties. I love your little bridges; I love walking under them and singing into those delightful acoustics. I love the little dog beach! Seriously, Prospect Park. I love you.
  • I am a Queens Girl but wanted to take my daughter to all the zoos in NYC in less than one year. This park has so much to do and was very lovely to sit and relax. My kids rode on the carousel and then just played tag on the grass for an hour. The Brooklyn Museum is a short walk from the zoo so we were able to visit there as well. I highly recommend this park for a wonderful spring or summer outing
  • The lake side by the Le Frak center is my go to place. Carry your picnic blanket or just unwind on the cool grass. An ideal hangout place with friends or to just read a book. I'd definitely recommend going post 5pm on a summer day though, it's less crowded and you get to meet all the cute dogs returning home.
  • Prospect Park is the last bastion of peace and silence in Brooklyn. It was designed to mask the fact that it sits in the middle of a buzzing metropolis, and it achieves this goal magnificently. It is beautiful year-round, and there are ample winding paths to lose yourself in thought. You can visit the park for years, and still be able to find secret, hidden places. It is one of my favorite places in the world, I love it fiercely and recommend it with all the gravity that entails.
  • Such a giant, diverse park. They have so many things to do. They have the bandshell, harmony playground (my personal favorite as a child), the Audubon Center, the Dog beach, the big baseball fields, the beautiful streams and waterfall in the woods, and my personal favorites, the bike route and the big lake. This is my childhood park and it holds a special place in my heart. I remember going through the tunnels in harmony playground was my favorite thing. I go there to bike, do art, and sit in the middle of the fields in the sunshine. I see my neighbors and friends and if you walk by the Dog beach or through the fields you are bound to see some friendly dogs playing with their owners. I remember riding my first bike there, learning how to use my scooter, going there for field day and school picnics, and going to see performances at the bandshell. I still go there to this day to have picnics with my friends and to draw the landscapes and people. This is a great place to go hiking too :)