NYC Parks

Prospect Park Loop

Road and Track
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
  • Nate F.
    "distance on border sidewalk is 3.75 miles"(10 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "great for runners or cyclists"(3 Tips)
    Frannie W.
    "There is horse poop."(3 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.
  • David D.
    David DJuly 20, 2016
    It has been nearly 30 years since anyone has been attached by Polar bears in Prospect Park, but to this day the loop remains a good place to practice running away from them.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammApril 11, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Full loop is just under 4 miles. Want something a little shorter? Take a left just past the ballfields and you'll cut a mile off your total.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    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
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're running counter-clockwise, there's a serious hill for the last .5 mile. You'll pass me on it.
  • 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.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    4mi loop is great for jogging or cycling. Fewer stoplights than Central Park.
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    the water fountain under the shade of the trees next to the grand army plaza entrance has the coldest water.
  • DaSH
    DaSHJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try walking/running the opposite way the traffic flows for a different experience and view of the park.
  • Nestor B.
    Nestor BaillyJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I like to watch how the dominant ethnicities change as I bike the loop. North & West vs. South & East.
  • Lisa V.
    Lisa VegaSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't get the counterclockwise hate. It's got two lanes people. There's even pictures!! (See picture)
  • Kika G.
    Kika GMay 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The big hill before Grand Army Plaza never gets any easier. Its better to run up it fast to get it over with!
  • nikki a.
    nikki austinApril 20, 2015
    Came here for earth day! Wonderful park. Very clean, spacious, not too crowded.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJuly 30, 2017
    You can get quite the workout walking here. The park look is like 3.5 miles.
  • Scott
    ScottFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great scenery, good escape from the hustle and bustle. :)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    distance on the drive is 3.35 miles. distance on border sidewalk is 3.75 miles
  • Micke H.
    Micke HåkanssonJuly 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice 5k bike loop. Look out for the water posts along the way
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Come early to avoid crowds - great training route.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tony G.
    Tony GaleMay 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Inside of the path for clockwise running, outside for counterclockwise
  • Frannie W.
    Frannie WatermanJuly 14, 2012
    There is horse poop. So watch out.. I love the monuments that are there.
  • P-LO L.
    P-LO LouisMay 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Having this track nearby makes me want to get on my bike and ride, around and around!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HambyMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Look for more space for runners, coming soon
  • Joe G.
    Joe GruchaczSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for people who can't read the signs as to where to run/walk vs. where to bike. Read more
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HerrickAugust 23, 2011
    Super cool statues & fountain.
  • Ricardo B.
    Ricardo BoschApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be a wuss, do the stairs before the lake
  • Junebug S.
    Junebug SquashbugsAugust 3, 2014
    Good for a picnic
  • Susannah G.
    Susannah GruderJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Me & my bike love the loop
  • Briana A.
    Briana Aguilar-AustinApril 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Run the transverses in the middle of the park. The loop plus two transverses are 4.85 miles!
  • Rosemary C.
    Rosemary Colon-MartinezNovember 26, 2014
    Lots of open space
  • Janie S.
    Janie SJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you run clockwise, people will give you dirty looks. (To that I say, whatev. Gotta even it out.)
  • Amin M.
    Amin MApril 24, 2012
    Ojan best was here!!!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BryantAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    uh oh. 12 miles. #brc #brkthru @AsnraeK shafferdc
  • Zoe D.
    Zoe DunApril 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Gorgeous park
  • Kaitlin U.
    Kaitlin UgolikSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Look out for falling acorns!
  • Trac N.
    Trac NguyenSeptember 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    watch out for the horse poop. It's a moving target! and who's that guy kicking the huge ball up the hill?
  • Sam C.
    Sam ChaninAugust 23, 2011
    Better location than NYC. Sam Chanin
  • Yaakov S.
    Yaakov SilversteinMarch 9, 2016
    Place to work out
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurOctober 7, 2015
    Autumn in the park—there's nothing better.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DDecember 24, 2011
    Defeat the hill!
  • Marc L.
    Marc LucasOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    three loops = 10 miles
  • Jamie
    JamieMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't be the loser running in the center or in the wrong direction. Toughen up and run up the big hill.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    don't be that guy who runs the wrong way around the loop!
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