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Pets allowed
Yes-restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Natural areas. Walking paths. Escape from city living.

Cons

None.

Address

Center Dr
NY 11225
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Boat ramp(s)
Bicycling
Potable water
Picnic tables
Off-leash dog area
Covered picnic areas
Tennis
Baseball
Waterfalls
Fishing
Horseback riding
Playground
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

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