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Prospect Park (Long Meadow)

Park and Dog Run
Prospect Park (East Drive), Brooklyn, NY 11215
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  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • Noon–6:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
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  • "... (enter 9th St and Prospect Park West)." (2 tips)
  • "Dog tips: Off leash is only in the meadows, not the whole park...." (3 tips)
  • "... some relaxing chill park time." (2 tips)
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Wildman Steve Brills was famously arrested in 1983 for leading his ecological tours of the city's parks. Here he is with some wild garlic outside Prospect Park in 1987, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · December 8, 2010
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  • Jacob H.

    Take your dog here in the morning before 9am and revel in the off-leash glory of it all.

    Jacob H. · August 14, 2009
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  • Francesca B.

    A very good reason to visit or live in Park Slope.

    Francesca B. · March 13, 2010
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  • Prospect_Park

    Download a guide (pdf) to the colorful leaves of fall http://bit.ly/93rDwF. Perfect accompaniement for the 10/23 Walk-athon for the Park http://bit.ly/c2voau . Use #PPWalk on Twitter

    Prospect_Park · October 20, 2010
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  • Sonar ..

    The long meadow is a great spot to hang out and people watch. You never know who you’ll run into. Read more

    Sonar .. · July 19, 2011
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  • Kianga

    There is an amazing restored waterfall on the Flatbush Avenue side of the Park just off the center of Long Meadow. Go see it!

    Kianga · April 4, 2011
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  • Lauren

    LOVE <3Don't leave your trash behind. Keep this park beautiful please. Thanks.

    Lauren · July 12, 2010
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  • G W.

    The nicest expanse of grass in all of NYC that seems to just go on for miles and miles. Come early on the weekend before 9am, and see the ridiculous amount of dogs and their owners playing!

    G W. · March 22, 2012
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  • Ian F.

    Beautiful park. Grab a book, a ball, a kite, friend, etc. Just get out there and enjoy it!

    Ian F. · October 8, 2010
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  • Jon C.

    Dogs are allowed off leash from the hours of 9PM until 1AM, and from 5AM until 9AM. This is also true for the Neathermead & the Peninsula. Read more

    Jon C. · November 27, 2009
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  • Shanté S.

    come around 8am with your dog for fun with the pooches.

    Shanté S. · May 28, 2010
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  • Songul A.

    Sit under the first tree and don't ask me why

    Songul A. · March 20, 2010
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  • Nate F.

    Red wine in a coke can makes an excellent illicit park beverage

    Nate F. · November 14, 2011
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  • Matt H.

    For some reason the stroller pushers seem to congregate on the west side. If you're suffering from crying baby fatigue, walk east.

    Matt H. · August 15, 2011
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  • Lucy L.

    Off leash hours 5am-9am and 9pm- 1am. This is an amazing experience. There's nothing quite like it anywhere. Doggie heaven!

    Lucy L. · November 3, 2012
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  • Marc L.

    good for do walking, kite flying & picnicking

    Marc L. · November 6, 2011
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  • Prospect_Park

    Prospect Park Walk-a-thon, Sept 18, 2011 to raise money to keep Prospect Park beautiful. Walk starts at Bartel Pritchard entrance (15th St.) 9 a.m.check-in, 10 a.m. walk! Read more

    Prospect_Park · August 12, 2011
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  • Hannelore W.

    Go with a friend at night and listen to the wind in the leaves. Sounds hippy, but it's awesome.

    Hannelore W. · September 29, 2010
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  • Robby S.

    Go for the grills and picnic tables on 9th street and West Drive

    Robby S. · March 21, 2010
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  • Prospect_Park

    Sat 2/27 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Parks Dept will have sleds and free hot choc at the hill on the Long Meadow near 9th St path (leading from Prospect Park West) Read more

    Prospect_Park · February 27, 2010
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  • Florian P.

    Feed the ducks at the dog beach.

    Florian P. · December 6, 2009
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  • Jon C.

    The Long Meadow stretches from the Park’s northern end, at Grand Army Plaza, to its western end at Prospect Park Southwest. Read more

    Jon C. · November 27, 2009
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  • Alex A.

    Come on the weekends in the morning to see lots of dogs. Off-leash ends at 9 AM.

    Alex A. · June 2, 2013
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  • Marc L.

    dog walking and picnicking central

    Marc L. · November 6, 2011
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  • F. John R.

    I am never very sure how I end up here, but it is always a nice place to find myself in the park.

    F. John R. · August 13, 2011
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  • Lindsey R.

    Shade (and frisbee) for the dog, sun (and a good book) for me.

    Lindsey R. · July 24, 2011
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  • Lipton Iced Tea

    Check out the Fallen Oak on Elephant Hill, the oldest tree out of the 30,000 in the entire park (300 years), before heading over to the Band Shell for a free summer Concert performance. Also, stroll

    Lipton Iced Tea · June 29, 2011
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  • Goodnitegraci

    No dogs to play with @ 6 AM on weekdays. I'd come around instead

    Goodnitegraci · September 3, 2010
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  • Jesse H.

    Let your dog go unleashed every day until 9am.

    Jesse H. · May 18, 2010
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  • Blake N.

    Drink breeewskies.

    Blake N. · May 5, 2010
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  • Blake N.

    Park time is the right time!

    Blake N. · May 5, 2010
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  • Jon C.

    The Long Meadow is accessible from almost anywhere in the Park, with main entrances at Grand Army Plaza, Bartel-Pritchard Circle, Third Street/Prospect Park West, and Ninth Street/Prospect Park West. Read more

    Jon C. · November 27, 2009
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  • Sarah F. P.

    Wonderful dog runs up to 9 am each day. On weekends it's doggie wonderland. Very fun for them to run around and play together. Kids also love watching the dog parade each morning

    Sarah F. P. · March 20
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Plenty of green space for you to have a picnic on a nice summer day. Bring your dog and let it run free without a leash before 9am.

    The Corcoran Group · November 4, 2013
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  • Michael C.

    Dog tips: Off leash is only in the meadows, not the whole park. Don't take your dog off leash at an entrance, it's too tempting for them to go the wrong way. Always have collars and tags on your dog.

    Michael C. · August 10, 2013
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  • Frannie W.

    I love Long Meadow. It's very peaceful. I let my 14 month old daughter run around. She loves it.

    Frannie W. · July 14, 2012
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  • Noelle S.

    Unlike Central Park, at Prospect Park you're still allowed to play catch and throw a ball around. Make the most of it! :)

    Noelle S. · June 10, 2012
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  • Justin L.

    Do your best not to hit anyone with a frisbee.

    Justin L. · May 13, 2012
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  • Danny B.

    chill out dude

    Danny B. · January 24, 2012
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  • Premshree P.

    run run run!

    Premshree P. · October 8, 2011
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  • Guy Y.

    Circle Rules Football! Sundays at 2:00!

    Guy Y. · September 25, 2011
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  • Javier C.

    Go horseback riding!

    Javier C. · August 26, 2011
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  • Jeremy B.

    Come with a blanket and spread out for a picnic under the shade of one of the many trees.

    Jeremy B. · July 17, 2011
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  • michele j.

    Bring a blanket and a frisbee for some relaxing chill park time. Read more

    michele j. · July 5, 2011
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  • Deliccate D.

    Go to Prospect Park and have a wonderful picnic with mi novio.

    Deliccate D. · March 23, 2010
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  • Eugene P.

    Best sledding spot: hill on Long Meadow by Tennis House (enter 9th St and Prospect Park West). Read more

    Eugene P. · February 26, 2010
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