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The Ravine

The restored Ravine is at the heart of Prospect Park’s natural features. The area is defined by a steep narrow gorge lined with the diverse trees and foliage of Brooklyn’s only forest. The Ravine district features the Park’s most rugged terrain, and the cool whisper of flowing water is never far away. Join us for a weekend guided nature tour, or explore the area on your own to experience the feeling of hiking through the Adirondack Mountains - right in the middle of Brooklyn!

Still recovering from decades of overuse that caused soil compaction and erosion, the Ravine and surrounding woodlands have been undergoing successful restorations since 1996. The Prospect Park Alliance’s Woodlands Campaign and the ongoing restorations of the watercourse and the Park’s natural areas have preserved this treasure for a new generation of Park users.

Click here to learn about the history of the Ravine.



The Ravine is located between the Long Meadow and the Nethermead, and is accessible from all sections of the Park, with the closest Park entrances being at 15th Street, 9th Street, and 3rd Street along Prospect Park West or the Willink entrance (intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard).

By Public Transportation:
 (MTA Maps)
• F or G Train to 15th Street-Prospect Park station or 7th Avenue station
• 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station
• Q or B Train to 7th Avenue station (Flatbush Avenue)
• Q, S or B Train to Prospect Park station
• B68 Bus along Prospect Park Southwest to Bartel-Pritchard Circle (intersection of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest near 15th Street)
• B41 Bus along Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza or Empire Boulevard
• B61 Bus along 9th Street to 9th Street/Prospect Park West
• B16 Bus to Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard
• B41 Bus along Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza or Empire Boulevard
• B43 Bus to Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard

By Car:
From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West exit to 3rd, 9th or 15th Street.

From Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Take BQE to 38th Street exit, make left on 4th Avenue and right on any street between 14th Street and 3rd Street to Prospect Park West.

Please note that the Park's wooded areas, including those with nature trails, close at sunset.  

Prospect Park is closed daily from 1 to 5 a.m.


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