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Prospect Park Tours

Prospect Park
Encompassing more than 500 acres (202 hectares) in the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Park is an ideal space to escape the bustle of the borough. The park offers wooded walks, sunbathing, and car-fee biking and jogging—a perfect stop for those who want a taste of the outdoors in New York.

The Basics
Visitors to Prospect Park discover cobblestone paths, expansive lawns, and a beaux arts boathouse. Families enjoy the park's wheelchair-accessible carousel, designed in 1912, and the small zoo offering family-friendly activities. Though the park is enjoyable year-round, it truly comes alive in the summer. Visitors can attend free concerts, movie screenings, and food festivals weekly.

To get the most out of your visit, consider booking a walking tour. Small-group guided tours cover the park's history and highlights. Alternatively, Brooklyn hop-on hop-off bus tours often pass Prospect Park, so it's easy to explore. Private tours are also an option, though they tend to be pricier.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Outdoor grills and picnic tables are available, so consider enjoying a meal alfresco.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, or hiking books, since walking is a must.
  • You'll want to be outside, so check a weather report before you go.

How to Get There
The top of Prospect Park is Grand Army Plaza, which has its own subway station serviced by the 2, 3, and 4 trains. At the southern end of the park are the Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, on the F and G lines, and the Parkside Avenue Station, on the Q line. Driving is also an option, though parking may be challenging because of alternate-side parking regulations. On Sundays, metered street parking is free.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Prospect Park is in spring and summer, with plants in bloom and a full events calendar. The park is also worth exploring in winter—lakes and pools freeze over, and the lawns are stunning with a dusting of snow. The park is open daily, though some attractions—including the Woodlands, playgrounds, and Parade Ground—close at sunset.

Ice Skating in the Park
The LeFrak Center at Lakeside, in the southeast corner of Prospect Park, is the perfect place for winter ice skating. The ice rink is open for skating seven days a week, and tickets and skate rentals are reasonably priced. Sports enthusiasts can also try curling. For families, special events happen often, including a Skate with Santa day in December.

Address: Brooklyn, New York 11215, USA
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Prospect Park Walking Tour in Brooklyn

Prospect Park Walking Tour in Brooklyn

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Escape the tourist crowds and venture into Brooklyn to discover one of New York’s most scenic green spaces. Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux—the same team who created Central Park—and is considered a masterpiece of landscape architecture. On this small-group tour, visit Grand Army Plaza, go people-watching in the Long Meadow, spot the Prospect Park Boathouse, and more. As you go, learn more about the landmark’s history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Private Custom Brooklyn Tour by SUV

Private Custom Brooklyn Tour by SUV

Take a bite out of New York City’s hippest borough on this half-day Brooklyn food and culture tour. From traditional ethnic eateries to culinary hotspots that spark national dining trends, your guide will show you where to eat like a local. Snack on kielbasa and pierogis in the Polish enclave of Greenpoint, satisfy your sweet tooth in DUMBO, and get a taste of farm-to-fork freshness in trendy Williamsburg. Vegetarians can be accommodated. Ride walk, and taste your way through Brooklyn on a food and culture tour Explore four Brooklyn neighborhoods, and enjoy the views of the NYC skyline
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$337.50
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$337.50
Price varies by group size
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Prospect Park Tour

Prospect Park Tour

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Brooklynites that want to enjoy nature often head to Prospect Park, and though Manhattan's Central Park may be more popular among tourists, this Brooklyn green space is a hidden gem that's well worth a visit. You can explore the landscaped natural spaces of Prospect Park on this guided tour. Join your group for a stroll, and unpack the history of the park, see the Brooklyn Public Library, and stop by park landmarks like the Long Meadow, LeFrak Center, and the Ravine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Brooklyn Neighborhoods Small-Group Bike Tour

Brooklyn Neighborhoods Small-Group Bike Tour

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Immerse yourself in Brooklyn’s one-of-a-kind ambiance, and get an overview of its destination-worthy neighborhoods, on a small-group bicycle tour of the borough. Choose from several departure times, and meet your guide in DUMBO—right below the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Williamsburg, see Fort Greene Park and Prospect Park, explore Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, and pause for refreshments at local, artisanal eateries.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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