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Prospect Park

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Prospect Park

1,396 Reviews
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Ledswi wrote a review 6 Feb
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The park is immense but there are so few people. You feel like you are doing a solo. Some graffiti are offensive.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Stan Tecza wrote a review Nov 2020
Wilmington, Vermont768 contributions16 helpful votes
First time at Prospect Park. Cannot believe how huge it is. Saw the zoo from afar but will need to go back and see it proper. Boathouse and other old historic buildings look interesting. Really reminds me of Central Park. It’s my understanding that it was designed by the same people that designed central park. Super busy. Lots of people picnicking abs enjoying the good weather. Very busy and multicultural area. Good food nearby.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Ben Lazo wrote a review Oct 2020
United States5 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautiful park in Brooklyn by the same creators of Central Park. Only downside: not as well maintained as Central Park... could use better maintenance of paths, and more consistent trash & graffiti clearing these days. Still, a worthwhile experience.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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hrobinson1114 wrote a review Jun 2020
Hopkinsville, Kentucky1,925 contributions145 helpful votes
Being from the south, where there is less city and more green, I haven’t been overly impressed with NYC parks. No offense, just nothing like the miles and miles of rolling green space I’m used to at home. From what I understand, most of these places are packed during normal times, but as we are still in the middle of a pandemic, it was not very crowded. I liked Prospect Park better than Central Park. More dirt trails and trails through thickets of trees. Pretty bodies of water full of turtles and ducks, which were fun to watch. While walking through the forest on trails, there were birds and chipmunks everywhere, like a Snow White fairytale. The bridges, tunnels, and the boathouse were beautiful, and made for great photo ops. The roadways were wide and open through the whole park. Central Park has more famous statues, but I think Prospect Park has more personality. It’s also more peaceful with more opportunities to interact with nature. There is also Grand Army Plaza at the main entrance, which is an impressive piece of architecture. I would choose Prospect over Central Park every time.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Jeffry b wrote a review May 2020
Essendon, Australia6,679 contributions1,972 helpful votes
We stayed in Park Slope and walked up to Propsect Park. It's an island of green in a busy city. Surprisingly enough, there are few places in NYC to throw a Frisbee, which was what a group of young people were doing. The park is 526 acres (213 ha). Apart from the wetlands, the indigenous forest is charming. The band-shell, carousel and ice-rink are useful. Some 8 million people visit Prospect Park each year. Propsct Park is dog-friendly, but at the moment all dogs must be on-leash. Prospect Park has that rare thing in NYC -- publc open space.
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Date of experience: March 2020