Prospect Park

95 Prospect Park W.
Brooklyn, NY 11215- Map It
(718) 965-8951

AAA Editor Notes

Prospect Park, between Prospect Park W. and Prospect Park S.W. and Flatbush and Parkside aves., contains a Quaker graveyard, gardens, woodlands, waterfalls, nature trails, a zoo, a restored vintage carousel, boating facilities, roller skating in summer, ice skating in winter and Lefferts Historic House, an 18th-century homestead museum with furnishings and relics. Grand Army Plaza has an arch commemorating Civil War heroes and a memorial to John F. Kennedy. Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse features nature exhibits in a restored 1905 Beaux Arts boathouse. Carousel rides and seasonal pedal boat rentals are available for a fee. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Free. Lefferts Historic House by donation.
Hours: Park open daily dawn-dusk. Litchfield Villa open Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Lefferts Historic House open Thurs.-Sun. noon-6, July-Aug.; Thurs.-Sun. noon-5, Sept.-Oct.; Sat.-Sun. noon-5, Nov. 1-late Dec.