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Prospect Park

Prospect Park W, Parkside Ave. bet. Flatbush Ave., Ocean Ave. and Prospect Park SW

Brooklyn

Directions via Google Maps

For additional park information, please visit the Prospect Park Alliance website.

Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the masterminds behind Central Park, Prospect Park has blossomed into a premiere destination for Brooklyn visitors and residents alike.

Widely known for its intricate manmade watercourse (wetlands) and its trees, the bulk of Brooklyn's remaining indigenous forest, the park is a highly functional green space. Contained within its 526 acres are a zoo, the first urban-area Audubon Center in the nation, an ice rink, a band shell, a carousel, and dozens of athletic and recreational facilities.

Begin your explorations today and join the eight million annual visitors reaping the benefits of this beautiful park!

Events

Astronomy: The Night Sky

Join the Urban Park Rangers for our Night Sky program. We will highlight the history and folklore of the...

Directions to Prospect Park

Partner Organization

Prospect Park Alliance

Prospect Park Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
    56°F
  • Wed
    Chance Showers and Areas Fog then Showers and Breezy
    69°F
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny and Breezy
    50°F
  • Fri
    Chance Snow
    38°F

7-day forecast

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