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Prospect Park Vs. Central Park

Famous Tunnel Bridge Entrance to Prospect Park
One of the entrances to Prospect Park

One of New York’s most iconic landmarks is Central Park, but what most visitors don’t realize is that Central Park has slightly younger, slightly smaller, but equally as impressive brother in Brooklyn known as Prospect Park. Built in 1867, Prospect Park covers 585 acres of North Brooklyn. The highlights of Prospect Park include a 90 acre meadow, a 60 acre lake (the only lake in Brooklyn), a picnic house, a zoo, a cemetary, a concert venue, and plenty of athletic fields.

People playing in the snow at Prospect Park
On a good snow day the people flock to Prospect Park to play in the snow, ski, snowboard, etc.

Prospect Park & Central Park Side by Side Comparison

Central Park Prospect Park
Size 843 acres 585 acres
Year Built 1857 1867
Location Manhatten Brooklynn
Visits/Year 35 million 8 million
# Baseball Fields 26 7
# Basketball Courts 2 2
Original Cost $14 million $9 million +
# Bathrooms 17 10
# Ice Rinks 2 1
# Playgrounds 21 7
The snowy meadow of Prospect Park
The snowy Prospect Park meadow on a busy Brooklynn afternoon

Movies Filmed in Prospect Park

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Manmade Snow Arch, Prospect Park
A man-made snow arch in the meadow at Prospect Park

Prospect Park Facts

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