This 585-acre park in the heart of the borough of Brooklyn is as much a destination for locals seeking an outdoor urban escape, as it is for travelers seeking to experience the beauty of the Big Apple’s other famous park. Regardless of the season, this epic landscape in the heart of Brooklyn offers up plenty to do, see, and enjoy. Well-paved loops and picturesque trails make for ideal traffic-free bike, running and walking paths. A great green lawn is the perfect place for sunbathing, picnics or an afternoon kickball or baseball game, and free outdoor grill space means warm-weather barbecues are always on point.
The much-loved Summer Stage series invites some of the biggest names in music to the park for free performances, and winter months mean free ice-skating and sledding, too. There are nature programs for children, a small zoo for family fun, horseback riding, and plenty of other family-focused activities available in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Prospect Park is easily accessible using public transportation and an ideal place to visit any time of year.