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Things to Do With Kids

Prospect Park is a favorite Brooklyn destination for families, with a range of events and activities that are perfect for kids. The Prospect Park Alliance offers public programs throughout the year at the Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House, and also enjoy the Park’s playgrounds, Carousel, and newer attractions like the LeFrak Center at Lakeside and Zucker Natural Exploration Area. Special programming and facility hours are also available during public school breaks.

Points of Interest—LeFrak Center at Lakeside
The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside offers ice skating, figure skating, curling, and hockey in the winter, and roller skating, biking, boating and water play in the warmer months.
Lefferts Historic House
Lefferts Historic House is an 18th-century Flatbush farmhouse and New York City landmark, jointly operated by Prospect Park Alliance and the Historic House Trust. The farmhouse was originally located just blocks from the park (563 Flatbush Avenue near Maple Street) and moved to its current site in 1918. The museum features a working garden, historic artifacts, and indoor and outdoor exhibits. Through hands-on experiences, cultural performances and imaginative play, visitors explore stories of resistance and resilience by the Indigenous people of Lenapehoking and Africans enslaved by the Lefferts and their relevance to diverse communities today.

Audubon Center

Enjoy nature programs at the Audubon Center.

Prospect Park Carousel


Take a spin on the historic 1912 Carousel.

Birthday Parties

Love Prospect Park? Celebrate your next birthday here. Book a party at the Carousel before August 31 and save $25.

LeFrak Center at Lakeside

LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Enjoy seasonal ice skating, roller skating, water play and more at the Park’s newest destination.

Lefferts Historic House

Lefferts Historic House

Go back in time to the 18th century farming village of Flatbush.

Prospect Park Playgrounds


Enjoy one of the Park’s seven playgrounds.

Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Zucker Natural Exploration Area

This innovative play space was built from trees damaged in storms and other natural materials.

Prospect Park Zoo

The Zoo is home to nearly 400 animals, including its ever-popular sea lions, baboons and red pandas.

Access Programs for Kids

Prospect Park Alliance offers fun for children of all abilities.

Become a Member!

Become a Family Supporter and enjoy a year of exclusive family events, free carousel rides + discounts at Lakeside.