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Prospect Park

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Address: 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
Phone Number: +1 718-965-8951

Brooklyn's answer to Central Park, Prospect Park contains a zoo, an audubon...

Brooklyn's answer to Central Park, Prospect Park contains a zoo, an audubon center and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Its entrance is marked by the large Memorial Arch and it is a mecca for families and nature lovers who go to play ball, bird watch and listen to outdoor concerts.

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Good size space

A nice park for walking, jogging and cycling. A well located large park that lets you get away from the crowds. a good alternative to Central Park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bruce W
Whiteside, Australia
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Whiteside, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice park for walking, jogging and cycling. A well located large park that lets you get away from the crowds. a good alternative to Central Park.

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St. Paul
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place could be beautiful - it's a large, historic and well-designed park right in the heart of Brooklyn. Several lakes, a small children's area, boathouse and more, and wonderful colors in the fall. I'm sure the gardens are very nice in the springtime. Unfortunately, though, trash and litter abound - which really spoil the experience. It's a shame.

Thank SuperSnorkeler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best park.. You can go biking and there is beautiful scenery. Great place for BBQ and beautiful playground. They have a great zoo to. Very kids friendly and adults. I enjoy just going on walk with my husband on the trail. It's quite and there benches to sit. ... And you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Very nice park.

Thank gan41
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Designed by the same person who designed Central Park, thus is a very pleasant and large park in Brooklyn. We enjoyed a lovely walk, enjoying the fall colours and various pathways. Many scenic locations, including several with water, and do a good place for taking photos, weather permitting. Easy to get to, with some nearby subway stations.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is nice and beautiful! You can actually think you are outside of a city, you do not have cars all around. I would definitely recommend a walk and a picnic there.

Thank Marie P
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning park, though easy to get lost. Unlike Central park it's not on the top of most people's "to do" list when visiting NYC so it's very peaceful. Staff were very friendly when asked for directions and the park it's self is very well maintained. Worth a couple of hours walk for the peace and quite

Thank Sarah H
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting for a walk or run or to think. had picnics there, there is a farmers market on Saturdays. the Library is right across the street what more could you ask for?

Thank Alexandra J
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk from around the Barclay Centre to the Park brings you past a history of elegant brownstones, churches, etc. The Park itself is massive, has lots of people enjoying themselves, playing on wide fields, jogging, cycling, walking, strolling. Plenty of water, waterfalls, scenery galore. We were lucky to have a spectacular autumn day to enjoy the colours and marvel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of space and families when we went there. Great for the kids to run riot on a sunny day. Didn't see many facilities or places to buy food so come prepared

Thank Antoinette D
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

happen chanced on this oasis in Brooklyn. Sunday teaming with families picnic ing, there is a dog beach and bush walks, Baseball diamonds and an ice skating rink. A drummers circle and lakes and boat house - seriously this is a special place. Designed by the same architect as Central Park.

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