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Visit the Park

Prospect Park is a world unto itself: a 585-acre oasis of scenic beauty for relaxation and recreation for our diverse community to enjoy. Browse the menu to inspire and inform your visit. In Things to Do, find information about birdwatching, nature programs, skating and much more. In Places to Go, learn about the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, the Prospect Park Tennis CenterProspect Park’s seven playgrounds and many other beloved destinations. 

Points of Interest—Ravine
Brooklyn’s only forest, the Ravine features nearly 150 acres of woodlands and scenic waterways.
Points of Interest—Lena Horne Bandshell

The Park’s main destination for live outdoor entertainment, and home to Celebrate Brooklyn! performing arts festival.

Points of Interest—Nethermead
A rolling meadow near the Park’s center, this is a popular destination for dog walking, picnicking and birdwatching.
Points of Interest—Concert Grove
Recently restored, this scenic setting was home to open-air concerts in the late 19th century.
Points of Interest—White Levy Esplanade
White Levy Esplanade features walkways and picnic areas with scenic views of Brooklyn's only lake.
Points of Interest—Peninsula

Jutting out into the Park's 60-acre Lake, the Peninsula is an inviting place to enjoy the Park’s beautiful terrain and vistas.

Points of Interest—Lake
An intricate system of man-made pools, streams and waterfalls culminates in the 60-acre Lake, Brooklyn's only freshwater lake.
Points of Interest—Wellhouse
One of the park’s oldest structures, now serves as the city's first compostable restrooms in a public park.
Points of Interest—Drummer's Grove
A gathering place for drummers for over 30 years. Drumming takes place on Sundays from April to October, 2 pm to 7 pm.
Points of Interest—Baier Music Island
Chaim Baier Music Island serves as a wildlife habitat in Prospect Park.
Points of Interest—Grand Army Plaza

This formal entrance is a memorial to the defenders of the Union in the Civil War.

Points of Interest—Long Meadow
Nearly a mile long, this is the longest stretch of unbroken meadow in any U.S. urban park.
Points of Interest—Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area

This play area was created by the Alliance from trees damaged by storms and other materials to engage children with nature.

Points of Interest—Prospect Park Vale
This lush woodland oasis, located along a dramatic slope, features a pool and fountain. The woodlands were recently restored with the help of goats, while the pool and fountain await restoration.
Points of Interest—Litchfield Villa
This historic building is the main Park information center, open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.
Points of Interest—Picnic House
The perfect venue for special occasions, surrounded by a shaded grove that has been a popular picnic site since the Park opened.

Things to Do

There is something for everyone to enjoy in Prospect Park.

Places to Go

Explore the park’s most popular destinations.

Take a Park Tour

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Turnstile Tours on a walking tour of the park to learn more about the park and its history.

Upcoming Events

Check out all upcoming events in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.