This incredible park in the heart of Brooklyn provides a welcome respite from the noise and pace of city living. Prospect Park is sure to please everyone. From rolling fields to cobbled walkways and miles of bike-friendly roadway, there are myriad ways to enjoy the park. Enjoy a casual stroll along the lakeshore, explore the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, take in a concert at the Bandshell, or discover a hidden forest in the Ravine.
Opened in 1867, Prospect Park was designed in response to the rapidly growing urban center of Brooklyn. In the mid-1800s, public parks were viewed as a necessary antidote to city life. Over several decades, new features were added to the park, including the zoo, boathouse, playgrounds and statues. Today, the park sees over 10 million visitors each year.
Throughout the year there are many special events held in the park such as festivals, art shows, concerts, nature programs and more. To find out what's happening now, check out the Prospect Park Alliance website.