c. Paul Martinka

Park Drive

Prospect Park is home to a recreational Park Drive, including a 3.36 mile loop for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy, complete with scenic views spanning across Brooklyn’s Backyard.  The Park Drive hosts a range of races and cycling events throughout the year.

Please note that starting March 2023 NYCDOT is implementing an 18-month pilot on the park’s East Drive to improve safety. Learn more about this pilot project.

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Park Drive
Park Drive offers a scenic walking, running, scootering and cycling route circulating the park starting at Grand Army Plaza.
Center Drive
Center Drive crosses the park between West Drive and East Drive and offers a scenic walking, running, scootering and cycling route.
Wellhouse Drive
Wellhouse Drive is a popular destination for walking, running, scootering and cycling in Prospect Park.

DOT Pilot

Learn more about NYC Parks and NYCDOT’s pilot for a safer reconfiguration of the roadway: increasing overall space for cyclists and pedestrians, and giving pedestrians space on both sides of the Park Drive to minimize conflicts.

Park Drive Safety Study

View the results of a safety study of the Prospect Park Drive conducted by leading traffic consultancy Sam Schwartz, in partnership with NYC Parks and NYC DOT.

Share Your Feedback

Review the safety study and provide valuable feedback that will enable the Alliance, NYC Parks and NYC DOT to evaluate and prioritize improvements.

Park Drive Rules + Safety

To ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment of Prospect Park, please follow these rules and safety guidelines when utilizing the Park Drive.

Prospect Park Track Club Running Race

Running + Walking

Prospect Park offers miles of roadways and paths for competitive and recreational runners and walkers.


Prospect Park attracts cyclists of all levels and abilities throughout the year.