Prospect Park

A building and its reflection in a lake

Guided Tour Through Prospect Park

Brooklyn's Prospect Park ist full of history! Learn more about the park from a local tour guide.

A Serene Spot of Green

While Central Park in the heart of Manhattan might be your first choice when picking a spot in NYC to relax and wind down from the bustling city life, the neighboring borough of Brooklyn has its very own, cherished urban oases: Prospect Park.

The 585-acre haven, nestled within the diverse and vibrant borough of Brooklyn, was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same masterminds behind Manhattan’s Central Park. And Prospect Park is once again a true testament to their brilliance and commitment to creating harmonious spaces within urban landscapes.

One of the first things you’ll notice about Prospect Park is its breathtaking natural beauty amidst the concrete jungle of the city it is located in. Stroll along the meandering pathways, surrounded by towering trees, manicured lawns, and colorful flowers that change with the seasons.

The park’s designers sought to preserve and enhance the existing landscape, resulting in a tranquil setting that feels worlds away from the surrounding cityscape.

The park’s centerpiece is the magnificent Prospect Park Lake. This picturesque body of water offers a peaceful retreat for locals and visitors alike. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and join the locals as they bask in the park’s serene ambiance. You can rent a rowboat and gently paddle across the lake, immersing yourself in the tranquility and natural splendor.

No visit to Prospect Park would be complete without exploring the expansive Long Meadow. Stretching for over a mile, this open expanse of green is perfect for recreational activities. Join the locals as they play frisbee, fly kites, or engage in a game of soccer. It’s a true gathering place, where people from all walks of life come together to relax, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors.

The park is also home to the Prospect Park Zoo, where you can encounter a diverse range of animals from around the world.

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