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Prospect Park Loop

Park, Track, and Field · Prospect Park
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
Closed until 6:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 5:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    Chris H.
    "Look for more space for runners, coming soon"(3 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "horse poop obstacles"(3 Tips)
    Bin Y.
    "The recreational cyclists and runners start swarming in around then."(2 Tips)
    Kika G.
    "The big hill before Grand Army Plaza never gets any easier."(2 Tips)
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  • biking
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  • good for a late night
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  • Margot M.

    Autumn in the park—there's nothing better.

    Margot Mazur · October 7
  • Bin Y.

    If you want to ride hard, aim to finish your ride by 7am. The recreational cyclists and runners start swarming in around then. Watch out for horses!

    Bin Yang · August 27
  • nikki a.

    Came here for earth day! Wonderful park. Very clean, spacious, not too crowded.

    nikki austin · April 20
  • Lauren D.

    This is an amazing park. My favorite in Brooklyn. It's great for locals or tourists looking for a rest. It's what my tax dollars pay for and I big reason I live in the neighborhood.

  • Rosemary C.

    Lots of open space

    Rosemary Colon-Martinez · November 26, 2014
  • Chet M.

    4mi loop is great for jogging or cycling. Fewer stoplights than Central Park.

    Chet Mancini · September 17, 2014
  • Abigail A.

    Come early to avoid crowds - great training route.

    Abigail Argersinger · September 15, 2014
  • Nate F.

    distance on the drive is 3.35 miles. distance on border sidewalk is 3.75 miles

    Nate Folkert · August 28, 2014
  • Kevin B.

    uh oh. 12 miles. #brc #brkthru @AsnraeK shafferdc

    Kevin Bryant · August 19, 2014
  • Junebug S.

    Good for a picnic

    Junebug Squashbugs · August 3, 2014
  • Varun S.

    If you're running counter-clockwise, there's a serious hill for the last .5 mile. You'll pass me on it.

    Varun Shetty · May 13, 2014
  • Lisa V.

    I don't get the counterclockwise hate. It's got two lanes people. There's even pictures!! (See picture)

    Lisa Vega · September 15, 2013
  • DaSH

    Try walking/running the opposite way the traffic flows for a different experience and view of the park.

    DaSH · July 28, 2013
  • Nestor B.

    I like to watch how the dominant ethnicities change as I bike the loop. North & West vs. South & East.

    Nestor Bailly · July 4, 2013
  • Cristina

    the water fountain under the shade of the trees next to the grand army plaza entrance has the coldest water.

    Cristina · June 1, 2013
  • Tony G.

    Inside of the path for clockwise running, outside for counterclockwise

    Tony Gale · May 5, 2013
  • Chris H.

    Look for more space for runners, coming soon

    Chris Hamby · March 20, 2013
  • Jamie

    Don't be the loser running in the center or in the wrong direction. Toughen up and run up the big hill.

    Jamie · March 14, 2013
  • 🌙Tara )O( B.

    Public toilet. $.25

    🌙Tara )O( Bridget🌙 · March 4, 2013
  • Scott K.

    Great scenery, good escape from the hustle and bustle. :)

    Scott Koehler · February 23, 2013
  • Kaitlin U.

    Look out for falling acorns!

    Kaitlin Ugolik · September 22, 2012
  • Wendy

    Best times to run are weekdays in the early morn if you can. Gets very crowded in the evenings and on weekends.

    Wendy · July 17, 2012
  • Frannie W.

    There is horse poop. So watch out.. I love the monuments that are there.

    Frannie Waterman · July 14, 2012
  • Kika G.

    The big hill before Grand Army Plaza never gets any easier. Its better to run up it fast to get it over with!

    Kika G · May 30, 2012
  • ShoeHefner

    If I start will u finish 4 me?

    ShoeHefner · April 29, 2012
  • Amin M.

    Ojan best was here!!!

    Amin M · April 24, 2012
  • Ricardo B.

    Don't be a wuss, do the stairs before the lake

    Ricardo Bosch · April 19, 2012
  • Farid L.

    After a long day at this great park, I like to head over to Bogota Latin Bistro on 5th Avenue for a mojito (or 3): Read more

    Farid Lancheros · April 11, 2012
  • NYU Wagner

    On Sunday, March 18, the Park Slope St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m., starting at Prospect Park West and 14th Street.

    NYU Wagner · March 2, 2012
  • Christen D.

    Having this track nearby makes me want to get on my bike and ride, around and around!

    Christen Duong · February 13, 2012
  • Jennifer D.

    Defeat the hill!

    Jennifer D · December 24, 2011
  • Charles B.

    don't be that guy who runs the wrong way around the loop!

    Charles B · October 13, 2011
  • Joe G.

    Watch out for people who can't read the signs as to where to run/walk vs. where to bike. Read more

    Joe Gruchacz · September 19, 2011
  • Cheryl H.

    Super cool statues & fountain.

    Cheryl Herrick · August 23, 2011
  • Sam C.

    Better location than NYC. Sam Chanin

    Sam Chanin · August 23, 2011
  • Susannah G.

    Me & my bike love the loop

    Susannah Gruder · July 31, 2011
  • Samuel C.

    Great fun to cycle around and find a good BBQ area Read more

    Samuel Crystal · July 4, 2011
  • P-LO L.

    I love jogging there mostly every night :-) gotta stay active and get into shape

    P-LO Louis · May 31, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    This loop is a great for runners or cyclists, with varying terrain, horse poop obstacles, and it’s lit for an evening run, ride or stroll.

    The Corcoran Group · February 22, 2011
  • Universal Sports

    Andy Schleck believes he is the Tour De France favorite. Come see if he is right. Tune into Universal Sports for exclusive cycling coverage. Read more

    Universal Sports · February 9, 2011
  • Janie S.

    If you run clockwise, people will give you dirty looks. (To that I say, whatev. Gotta even it out.)

    Janie S · January 29, 2011
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Skaters charge from the starting line to begin the 26.2 mile Brooklyn Rollathon in 1980, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · December 8, 2010
  • Marc L.

    three loops = 10 miles

    Marc Lucas · October 6, 2010
  • Trac N.

    watch out for the horse poop. It's a moving target! and who's that guy kicking the huge ball up the hill?

    Trac Nguyen · September 2, 2010
  • Briana A.

    Run the transverses in the middle of the park. The loop plus two transverses are 4.85 miles!

    Briana Aguilar-Austin · April 1, 2010

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