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Prospect Park

Brooklyn

New York City Metro Area, New York

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  • Miles of closed roadways and walking paths are used by cyclists, walkers and runners alike.- Prospect Park
  • Prospect Park Lake is home to lots of wildlife.- Prospect Park
  • You could spend months exploring every path in the park.- Prospect Park
  • There are many beautiful places to sit and contemplate nature in the park.- Prospect Park
  • Oases of flowers and gardens are scattered throughout the park.- Prospect Park
  • Each section of the park has its own character.- Prospect Park
  • This beautiful tunnel leads under Well House Drive.- Prospect Park
  • The boathouse makes a picturesque backdrop for this fisherman.- Prospect Park
  • A surprising pocket of forest is deep within Prospect Park.- Prospect Park
  • You'll likely find solitude on the trails that wind through the forest.- Prospect Park
  • Large, open fields make up Nellie's Lawn, a place for groups to gather and play.- Prospect Park
  • The Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Play area uses logs and stumps to capture children's imagination.- Prospect Park
  • A portion of the Natural Play Area.- Prospect Park
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located within Prospect Park.- Prospect Park
  • Brooklyn Art Museum on the north end of Prospect Park.- Prospect Park
  • Brooklyn Art Museum on the north end of Prospect Park.- Prospect Park
  • Brooklyn Art Museum on the north end of Prospect Park.- Prospect Park
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Pros: 
Natural areas. Walking paths. Escape from city living.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
New York City Metro Area, NY
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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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.

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