Prospect Park

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Yoga in Prospect Park

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Urban visionaries Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who most famously designed Central Park, also put their stamp on bucolic Prospect Park. Amenities like the Long Meadow and Nethermead offer plenty of space to pull up on a patch of grass and indulge in some people-watching, and the woodland expanse of the Ravine is a towering forest within bustling Brooklyn. But we also have to give props to Robert Moses: The controversial city planner was behind some of the park’s kid-friendly offerings, including the zoo and Wollman Rink (which is currently undergoing an extensive renovation).

Venue name: Prospect Park
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Address: Prospect Park West to Washington Ave between Prospect Park Southwest and Eastern Pkwy
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Transport: Subway: B, Q, Franklin Ave S to Prospect Park; F, G to 15th St–Prospect Park; 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza
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Credit where it’s due. Lungs of Brooklyn. This park is enormous and beautiful. The Prospect Park Alliance are active and there’s a strong calendar of events for kids. Local longtime residents will tell you how things have changed dramatically over the many years. There’s a steady stream of runners for good reason and Smorgasburg (in season) gives another great reason to drift around the park on a Sunday. Central what?!