There are a variety of ways to see the natural treasures and cultural attractions spread throughout the Park’s 585 acres. By land or water, wheel or foot, you’ll find a tour that appeals to your interests.
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The Prospect Park Audubon Center offers free tours through Brooklyn’s last remaining forest. You’ll also encounter some of the over 200 species of birds that inhabit the Park and learn how modern ecological techniques are enabling Brooklyn’s native woodlands to thrive again.
Introduction to Birdwatching
April – June: Saturdays, 12 p.m.
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The Prospect Park Nature Trails lead you past meadows, forests, hills, and streams. Stop by the Audubon Center for trail guides, maps, and interpretive materials.
The Urban Park Rangers
Urban Park Rangers lead tours in Prospect Park throughout the warm-weather months. More >
As the Park’s official Visitor Center, the Audubon Center at the Boathouse is the perfect place to start your exploration.
The Audubon Center at the Boathouse is located just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. entrance to the Park.
By Subway: (MTA maps)
• Q, S or B trains to Prospect Park station. Exit at Lincoln Road and follow Lincoln Road to park entrance on Ocean Avenue. Walk along the roadway, cross the Drive and continue following the path downhill through the Cleft Ridge Span Bridge.
• From Manhattan via Manhattan Bridge: Go straight on Flatbush Avenue for about 2 miles until you reach Grand Army Plaza. Go halfway around the circle and continue on Flatbush Ave. (the Brooklyn Public Library will be on your left and the Park on your right). After you pass the Zoo and the Lefferts Historic House on your right, make a right hand turn at the traffic light at Ocean Avenue. Follow Ocean Avenue to the next major intersection, which is Ocean and Parkside Avenues. Make a sharp right into the Park. Proceed slowly on the Park Drive to the flashing light where you make a left into the Wollman Rink parking lot. Follow signs to the Audubon Center, a five minute walk from the parking lot.
• From Long Island via Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Exit at Tillary Street and turn onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the above directions: Manhattan via Manhattan Bridge.
• From Staten Island via Verrazano Bridge: Follow Brooklyn Queens Expressway, Exit at Atlantic Avenue, making right onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the above directions: Manhattan via Manhattan Bridge.
Audubon Center: (718) 287-3400
Events Hotline: (718) 965-8999