Brooklyn's Own Central
Why locals love it
Although you won't find any horse-drawn carriages here, on a sunny day you will find hundreds of local Brooklynites walking, jogging, bicycling, and picnicking until the sun goes down. Designed by the same landscape architects that created Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park is almost 600 acres in area and welcomes 8 million visitors a year.
Why you should visit it
Whether you want to relax and sunbathe or work up a sweat, a day at Prospect Park is the ideal prescription. Volleyball games, soccer matches, tennis courts, and a boathouse are just a few of the countless activities to be enjoyed while thinking, "Oh yeah, this is what nature feels like."
The bandshell at Prospect Park offers free concerts during the summer. Set up your picnic outside the bandshell to enjoy the music without the wait.