Prospect Park

Park Overview:

A Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux-designed park that exhibits their characteristic meld of nature and beauty in the middle of urban Brooklyn.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Handicapped
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:526 acres
New York City/Kings/NY
Park Description:

The park is home to Brooklyn's only forest, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and man-made water features that attract migratory birds. A huge variety of sports and recreational activities are available here. Additional information is available at the Prospect Park Alliance website.

Trails Overview:

A network of unmarked trails run throughout the park. Park roads are closed to vehicular traffic on weekends.


By Subway take the No. 2 or No. 3 train to Grand Army Plaza or Prospect Park Stations.

Contact Information:New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Region:New York City