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Prospect Park

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Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
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    Colleen M.
    Hang in the long meadow or escape the city by the ravine.(5 Tips)
    New York Habitat
    One of the best parks in Brooklyn!(4 Tips)
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    Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux(5 Tips)
    NYC Parks
    There's free Wi-Fi around the Picnic House, courtesy of AT&T.(12 Tips)
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  • Alexandra W.

    Why would anyone ever go to Central Park when this oasis exists.

    Alexandra White · 1 day ago
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  • Shay

    Come to prospect park. Enjoy nature.

    Shay · 3 days ago
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  • Kitty M.

    Beautiful, interesting, and expansive. So many things to do and see. A million unique areas.

    Kitty Mullee · 5 days ago
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  • Ann R.

    I was able to find natural herbs walking through the park. #fantastic

    Ann R. · 6 days ago
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    NYC Parks · 1 week ago
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  • nikki a.

    Dog beach!!!

    nikki austin · 3 weeks ago
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  • Joseph P.

    Another great park in Brooklyn

    Joseph Pasqualina · 3 weeks ago
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  • Samantha J.

    Great place to jog because there are a lot of bathrooms

    Samantha Jo · 3 weeks ago
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  • Mark M.

    beautiful for picnics

    Mark Mis🍔 · April 20
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  • Martha

    where to go if you want to escape the building and city life, but not hang around a bunch of tourists like you find at Central Park. pretty much all Brookynites.

    Martha · April 19
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  • Katherine M.

    "Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's triumphant 1867 follow-up to Central Park in Manhattan." -NYT 36 Hours in Brooklyn

    Katherine M. · April 17
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  • Tausha

    Прекрасный парк😻 когда тепло весь парк обойдёшь и глазом моргнуть не успеешь! Вокруг все бегают, занимаются, ну и пикники устраивают конечно👌

    Tausha · April 5
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  • Tanner W.

    No place better on a warm late summer Sunday afternoon. Bring friends and a picnic and you'll see why.

    Tanner Welsh · March 17
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  • New York D.

    The dogs can enjoy watching people ice skate in the rink for a few more days! Fun, fun!

    New York Dog Nanny · March 17
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  • Amy S.

    My favorite park in the city! Aside from Grand Ferry Park (more quaint and small). If you're looking for an alternative to CP with lots of picnic spots, go!

    Amy Shackelford · March 10
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  • Marc M.

    This is the best park in New York City.

    Marc Mayer · March 8
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  • Carmen N.

    The best park in Brooklyn.

    Carmen N · March 8
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  • Kate H.

    Beautiful spot in Brooklyn!! This is the boathouse, there's a little lake.

    Kate Hailey · March 6
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  • Virginia M.

    I love Prospect Park so much it kind of makes my stomach tense up.

    Virginia Murdoch · January 18
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  • Naomi T.

    Umm, I kinda felt like the grass could have been greener. But, maybe I was on the wrong side.

    Naomi T. · January 7
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  • Chet M.

    The loop is a little over 3 miles around. Great for running and cycling.

    Chet Mancini · December 6, 2014
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  • Isaac V.

    Heading up to Lookout Point in the south-center of the park is great fun. You can see the parachute jump tower at Coney Island!

    Isaac VanDuyn · November 23, 2014
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  • Chris W.

    Lots of secret pathways will keep you discovering something new each visit. Southern tip though sketchy

    Chris Waslin · November 22, 2014
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  • Tatyana Y.

    That is what I loved!

    Tatyana Yakovleva · November 18, 2014
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  • Liz G.

    It's a park, that's big, and beautiful. Duh

    Liz G · November 15, 2014
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  • Wesley S.

    Huge open park with everything. Come on down and join us for a pick up game of soccer

    Wesley Scanlon · November 7, 2014
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  • Idealogie S.

    Great place - to visit and enjoy

    Idealogie Studios · October 27, 2014
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  • Ryan J.

    Like Central Park, but with 99% less tourists.

    Ryan Jorgenson · October 19, 2014
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  • Wendy F.

    Cute area.

    Wendy Friend Interlandi · October 15, 2014
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  • Alvaro L.

    Parque do Brooklin - avaliar se vale a visita

    Alvaro Lassance · October 4, 2014
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  • Thaisa F.

    Great to ride a bike

    Thaisa Fernandes · October 4, 2014
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  • Jonathan K.

    Huge! The rolling hills are a great place to picnic.

    Jonathan Kramer · September 13, 2014
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  • Andrea S.

    Decompressing

    Andrea Scelisi · September 13, 2014
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  • Pedro G.

    Great park, you can do all sorts of activities in here. After visiting I definitely felt like doing a barbecue there someday.

    Pedro Guedes · September 13, 2014
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  • ImSo_Brooklyn

    Good to visit, great for bike rides! To jog, work out! Don't get lost cuz it's huge!!

    ImSo_Brooklyn · September 10, 2014
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  • Alx

    Melhor que o central park

    Alx · September 10, 2014
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  • Lynnard B.

    Tranquility in Brooklyn. Just find a spot to relax and enjoy.

    Lynnard Biggs · September 6, 2014
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  • Eitan L.

    Get there early and get a nice spot in the sun to relax. Great for biking, picnics, and BBQ.

    Eitan Lidergot · September 1, 2014
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  • Morgan S.

    Reading in the park, but... mainly looking at dogs.

    Morgan Shoaff · August 31, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Great park for NYC

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · August 31, 2014
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  • Leah L.

    Beautiful landscapes, good trails, diverse patronage.

    Leah Labrecque · August 29, 2014
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  • Mat M.

    Beautiful park, like Central park but no tourists or horse carriages or people painting caricatures of you...so yea it's better than central park!

    Mat M · August 14, 2014
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  • Colleen M.

    Any spot on the lake is beautiful. Hang in the long meadow or escape the city by the ravine.

    Colleen McAndrew · August 14, 2014
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  • John S.

    Visit the eerie abandoned fountains of the Vale of Cashmere on the north side of the park

    John S · August 14, 2014
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  • Evan C.

    Really nice park in Brooklyn...they have a really nice bike path if you like to bike!

    Evan Chen · August 9, 2014
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  • Candace H.

    The great lawn in relaxing and full of random fun.

    Candace H · August 9, 2014
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  • Tom M.

    Must checkout the boathouse, so pretty

    Tom Mansfield · August 7, 2014
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  • Matteo

    Dio Parko!

    Matteo · August 5, 2014
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  • Silvia D.

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Concert

    Silvia Dutra · July 26, 2014
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  • Gordon M.

    The Celebrate Brooklyn! music festival has an incredible lineup in the summer at Prospect Park Bandshell. Find it by the entrance at 9th St and Prospect Park West.

    Gordon Mei · July 25, 2014
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