Welcome to Prospect Park

Brooklyn's Premier Outdoor Space

Located within walking distance, Prospect Park is a 585-acre public park in Brooklyn designed by Frederic Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux after their completion of Manhattan’s Central Park. Created in 1867, Prospect Park has been the gem of Brooklyn since its completion, annually hosting about eight million visitors. Open year-round and known for features like the 90-acre Long Meadow, Prospect Park Zoo, boathouse, Bandshell, and Brooklyn’s only lake, the park is ideal for abundant outdoor activities and often hosts an array of excellent events. You might not expect to see nature in Brooklyn, but our hotel near Prospect Park sets you close to arguably the best park in New York City.

With the Prospect Park Tennis Center, basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, Prospect Park is a haven for athletes of all skill levels. On any given day, the park is filled with people enjoying picnics, bicycling, boating, fishing, horseback riding, running, walking and much more. In addition to ample space to enjoy wonderful spring and summer weather, the park plays host to a number of events frequented by locals and visitors alike, and makes a beautiful venue for friends and family to gather for warm weather barbecues. Whether it’s browsing the Greenmarket for fresh produce, enjoying the natural beauty of springtime cherry blossoms at the Botanic Garden, catching a favorite band or performer at the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series, enjoying the Natural Disruptions outdoor photo installation, or attending any number of educational or entertainment events, there’s no shortage of events and things to do in Prospect Park.

Prospect Park Highlights

  • Prospect Park Bandshell
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • LeFrak Center Lakeside at Prospect Park (ice skating)
  • Long Meadow
  • Audubon Center
  • Lefferts Historic House
  • Parade Ground
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • Tennis Center