If the prospect of a wonderful on-foot tour through one of NYC’s most popular green spaces, Prospect Park, intrigues you – slip into your walking shoes and join the tour! Nestled between 5 Brooklyn neighborhoods, Prospect Park provides plenty to explore throughout its 585 sprawling acres of trails, forest, wetlands and ball fields. This great city park opened in 1867 and was designed by the same architects as Manhattan’s Central Park. Nestled around 5 Brooklyn neighborhoods, it is the the borough’s favorite playground and attracts more than 10 million visitors a year.
On the tour, explore the Ravine, Brooklyn’s only forest and LeFrak Center at Lakeside’s year-round skating rink; taste the creations of 100 local food vendors at Smorgasburg; be at one with nature at the Audubon Center; and picnic on the lush green of Long Meadow. You will also visit Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park Boathouse, and more. Along the way, you will also learn about the Park’s colorful history from your personal guide.
Visit: Prospect Park Alliance, 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 718-965-895; prospectpark.org