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Prospect Park

Outdoor concerts, family picnics, exercising, athletics, or quiet reflection, Prospect Park has got it all.

Prospect Park

95 Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215

Outdoor concerts, family picnics, exercising, athletics, or quiet reflection, Prospect Park has got it all.

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Prospect Park is a 585 acres public park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn located between Park Slope, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush Avenue, Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It is run and operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and is part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway.

The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after they completed Manhattan's Central Park. Attractions include the Long Meadow, a 90-acre meadow, the Picnic House, which houses offices and a hall that can accommodate parties with up to 175 guests; Litchfield Villa, the pre-existing home of Edwin Clark Litchfield, an early developer of the neighborhood and a former owner of a southern section of the Park; Prospect Park Zoo; a large nature conservancy managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society; The Boathouse, housing a visitors center and the first urban Audubon Center; Brooklyn's only lake, covering 60 acres; the Prospect Park Bandshell that hosts free outdoor concerts in the summertime. The park also has sports facilities including seven baseball fields in the Long Meadow, and the Prospect Park Tennis Center, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and the New York Pétanque Club in the Parade Ground.

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NYC’s best collective backyard boasts prime people-watching spots such as the Long Meadow and Nethermead The woodland expanse of the Ravin... Read More
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Walk along the south shore of the lake in fall: the sugar maples are the first trees to change color, and everything is reflected in the wat... Read More
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One of the most beautiful parks in the city allows you to escape the mayhem, watch an outdoor concert or let your dog off leash in one of th... Read More
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During warmer months, a picnic on the Long Meadow can’t be beat, but until then, grab a cup of hot cider at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmark... Read More
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On days with heavy snowfall, head to the tennis house near 9th St. for a NYC Parks Snow Day! We have sleds, free hot chocolate, snow angel c... Read More
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Out for a run? Amp up your workout by running the outer loop of the park. The 3.5 mile route will have you burning some serious calories.
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The waterfall and boathouse near the Lullwater Bridge make the perfect setting for romance.
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ride your bike in circles
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Prospect Park, with its 585 acres of grassy land, forest, and waters is one of Brooklyn’s most rewarding attractions.
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See a Celebrate Brooklyn show at the Bandshell. Free bike valet, picnic on the back slope, come up with crafty ways to sneak in better chea... Read More
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