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Prospect Park Loop

Park, Track, and Field
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
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  • The Corcoran Group
    "great for runners or cyclists"(3 Tips)
    Frannie W.
    "There is horse poop."(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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  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DellaquilaApril 5, 2015
    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.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangAugust 27, 2015
    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!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 22, 2011
    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.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyMay 13, 2014
    If you're running counter-clockwise, there's a serious hill for the last .5 mile. You'll pass me on it.
  • Lisa V.
    Lisa VegaSeptember 15, 2013
    I don't get the counterclockwise hate. It's got two lanes people. There's even pictures!! (See picture)
  • Wendy
    WendyJuly 17, 2012
    Best times to run are weekdays in the early morn if you can. Gets very crowded in the evenings and on weekends.
  • NYU Wagner
    NYU WagnerMarch 2, 2012
    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.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniSeptember 17, 2014
    4mi loop is great for jogging or cycling. Fewer stoplights than Central Park.
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 1, 2013
    the water fountain under the shade of the trees next to the grand army plaza entrance has the coldest water.
  • DaSH
    DaSHJuly 28, 2013
    Try walking/running the opposite way the traffic flows for a different experience and view of the park.
  • Janie S.
    Janie SJanuary 29, 2011
    If you run clockwise, people will give you dirty looks. (To that I say, whatev. Gotta even it out.)
  • nikki a.
    nikki austinApril 20, 2015
    Came here for earth day! Wonderful park. Very clean, spacious, not too crowded.
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsDecember 8, 2010
    PHOTO: Skaters charge from the starting line to begin the 26.2 mile Brooklyn Rollathon in 1980, at the link! Read more
  • Kika G.
    Kika GMay 30, 2012
    The big hill before Grand Army Plaza never gets any easier. Its better to run up it fast to get it over with!
  • Farid L.
    Farid LancherosApril 11, 2012
    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
  • Universal Sports
    Universal SportsFebruary 9, 2011
    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
  • Nestor B.
    Nestor BaillyJuly 4, 2013
    I like to watch how the dominant ethnicities change as I bike the loop. North & West vs. South & East.
  • Jamie
    JamieMarch 14, 2013
    Don't be the loser running in the center or in the wrong direction. Toughen up and run up the big hill.
    Downvoted 1 day ago
  • Briana A.
    Run the transverses in the middle of the park. The loop plus two transverses are 4.85 miles!
  • Scott K.
    Scott KoehlerFebruary 23, 2013
    Great scenery, good escape from the hustle and bustle. :)
  • Joe G.
    Joe GruchaczSeptember 19, 2011
    Watch out for people who can't read the signs as to where to run/walk vs. where to bike. Read more
  • Frannie W.
    Frannie WatermanJuly 14, 2012
    There is horse poop. So watch out.. I love the monuments that are there.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 28, 2014
    distance on the drive is 3.35 miles. distance on border sidewalk is 3.75 miles
  • P-LO L.
    P-LO LouisMay 31, 2011
    I love jogging there mostly every night :-) gotta stay active and get into shape
  • Samuel C.
    Samuel CrystalJuly 4, 2011
    Great fun to cycle around and find a good BBQ area Read more
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerSeptember 15, 2014
    Come early to avoid crowds - great training route.
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongFebruary 13, 2012
    Having this track nearby makes me want to get on my bike and ride, around and around!
  • Trac N.
    Trac NguyenSeptember 2, 2010
    watch out for the horse poop. It's a moving target! and who's that guy kicking the huge ball up the hill?
  • Tony G.
    Tony GaleMay 5, 2013
    Inside of the path for clockwise running, outside for counterclockwise
  • Charles B.
    Charles BOctober 13, 2011
    don't be that guy who runs the wrong way around the loop!
    Downvoted 1 day ago
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HerrickAugust 23, 2011
    Super cool statues & fountain.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HambyMarch 20, 2013
    Look for more space for runners, coming soon
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurOctober 7, 2015
    Autumn in the park—there's nothing better.
  • Ricardo B.
    Ricardo BoschApril 19, 2012
    Don't be a wuss, do the stairs before the lake
  • Sam C.
    Sam ChaninAugust 23, 2011
    Better location than NYC. Sam Chanin
  • Susannah G.
    Susannah GruderJuly 31, 2011
    Me & my bike love the loop
  • Amin M.
    Amin MApril 24, 2012
    Ojan best was here!!!
  • Rosemary C.
    Rosemary Colon-MartinezNovember 26, 2014
    Lots of open space
  • Kaitlin U.
    Kaitlin UgolikSeptember 22, 2012
    Look out for falling acorns!
  • Junebug S.
    Junebug SquashbugsAugust 3, 2014
    Good for a picnic
  • Marc L.
    Marc LucasOctober 6, 2010
    three loops = 10 miles
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BryantAugust 19, 2014
    uh oh. 12 miles. #brc #brkthru @AsnraeK shafferdc
  • Yaakov S.
    Place to work out
  • Zoe D.
    Zoe DunApril 9
    Gorgeous park
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DDecember 24, 2011
    Defeat the hill!
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