Prospect Park

Park
Prospect Park W/SW (Flatbush Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 965-8951

Tips

  • On days with heavy snowfall, head to the tennis house near 9th St. for a NYC Parks Snow Day! We have sleds, free hot chocolate, snow angel contests, snowball fights, and more!
  • NYCs best collective backyard boasts prime people-watching spots such as the Long Meadow and Nethermead The woodland expanse of the Ravine is a towering forest within bustling Brooklyn.
  • Places to Run: Take your pick! Take a 3.68-mile run around the entire park, or take in serene views of Prospect Park Lake with its 1.76-mile loop.
  • Prospect Park, with its 585 acres of grassy land, forest, and waters is one of Brooklyns most rewarding attractions.
  • Disembark at the 15th StProspect Park F or G stop for easy access to the public barbecues nearby; or just pack your blanket and some ready-to-eat snacks and make for the gently sloping pasture.
  • enjoy the meadow
  • Did you know? Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, who were the same architects responsible for Manhattans Central Park.
  • Walk along the south shore of the lake in fall: the sugar maples are the first trees to change color, and everything is reflected in the water, doubling the spectacle.
  • There's free Wi-Fi around the Picnic House, courtesy of AT&T.
  • Out for a run? Amp up your workout by running the outer loop of the park. The 3.5 mile route will have you burning some serious calories.
  • The waterfall and boathouse near the Lullwater Bridge make the perfect setting for romance.
  • One of the most beautiful parks in the city allows you to escape the mayhem, watch an outdoor concert or let your dog off leash in one of the most pet & queer friendly neighborhoods in NYC. - Whitney
  • In New York for the summer? Be sure to attend one of the (free!) concerts in Prospect Park! Sweet summer air, great food and drinks, and marvelous music to dance away the night!
  • Fall Foliage: Spot the beautiful, changing colors of autumn at the Long Meadow, the Lullwater and the Ravine, all must-see destinations in the parks 526 acres.
  • This is a beautiful place for running, reading, eating, playing sports, playing drums, riding horses, flying kites, rising bikes, skateboarding, roller skating, ANYTHING U WANT
  • Experience classical music in the great outdoors this summer for free with New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks. Find out when they'll perform in Prospect Park on MetroFocus.
  • Get there early and get a nice spot in the sun to relax. Great for biking, picnics, and BBQ.
  • Designed by the same team who created Central Park, they said this was their best product.
  • There's a free Ghostface Killah and Camp Lo concert on 6/23/12 at 7:30pm.
  • Try the nature, it's great!

Nearby places

Prospect Park West (at 9th St)
990 Washington Ave (at President St)