Andrea F

Day 86: Prospect Park

In Brooklyn, NYC, NYC for free, NYC Parks, things to do in NYC on August 25, 2009 at 11:45 pm


Bordering the cozy Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope, known for its historic brownstones and tree-lined streets, lies the borough’s 585-acre green space, Prospect Park. Designed and built in the late 1800s by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, also known for Manhattan’s gem Central Park, it welcomes thousands of visitors year-round who go looking for an escape to nature. With endless activities from hiking the trails, running or bicycling on the 3.35-mile path, pedal-boating on the 60-acre lake, and bird-watching the more than 200 bird species known to perch in the park, summer is the ideal season to stop by. For the laziest of activities, visit the park’s Long Meadow that sprawls nearly a mile in length offering endless hills of grass, giant shade trees and plenty of open space perfect for a summer afternoon picnic. Enjoy the bright blue sky, the gentle sounds of leaves rustling in the breeze and the warmth of sun of your face. If only summer could last forever!


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