Prospect Park is a 585-acre oasis adjacent to Park Slope in Brooklyn, home to the borough’s only forest, bird-life galore, roller-skating, biking, picnicking, and sledding. You name it, Prospect Park has got it. When people ask if we have a backyard, my nature-loving son immediately exclaims, “Yes, it’s called Prospect Park!” How else would we refer to a haven that satisfies our need for fresh air year round? It truly feels like an extension of home for many local Brooklyn kids. We even think it's better than your friend's summer home, and we'll say it again!
Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same duo who designed Manhattan’s Central Park. Many consider Prospect Park their crown achievement and we wholeheartedly agree. Whether you want to ice skate (seasonally, of course!), kayak, or just wile away a few hours with your toddler at an awesome playground or splash pad, Prospect Park welcomes you with green space aplenty.
We put together a list of our top 25 things to do in Prospect Park with children. Though the park offers countless activities and experiences, this curated list showcases our true favorites.