Fort Greene Park

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Fort Greene Park
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Fort Greene Park

Both Brooklyn's first park and one of its loveliest, Fort Greene Park hosts the Soul Summit house-and-classics get-togethers on summertime Sunday afternoons.

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Venue name: Fort Greene Park
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Address: Washington Park & St Edward St
Brooklyn
11205
Cross street: Between Myrtle and DeKalb Aves
Transport: Subway: B, Q, R to DeKalb Ave; C to Lafayette Ave; G to Fulton St
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Mary B
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One of my favorite spots! I've heard it said that Prospect Park is better than Central Park. And I've heard it said that Fort Greene Park is better that Prospect Park! So it is quite possibly the best there is! Lots of meandering hills and places to sit! Tennis courts, soccer pitch, playgrounds, and a littler bit of New York City history with the Prison Ship Martyr Monument! Don't forget to check out the visitor center and say hi to the turtles that live there! 

Chloe W
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This park is definitely one of Brooklyn's hidden gems.  What it lacks in size it makes up for in activity offerings - tennis courts, film screenings, even large festivals like the recently held Kickstarter Festival.  The varying slopes throughout the park make it an interesting walk - it feels like you could spend an entire day there, in different sections of the park, and still have so much more to see.

Jaime B

Fort Greene Park was one of the first parks I fell in love with when I first moved to NYC. It's really has a town square sort of feel. I like how elevated it is. If you climb to the top, which you can do via a series of long stone steps or a winding pathway, then you'll have a great view of your surroundings. There's also a Washington monument–like structure at the top, which you can't climb, but sometimes there's a ranger there who will let you step inside and give you its history. Walt Whitman was actually the one who pushed for Fort Greene to be turned from a fort into a park! Also, this park is very near lots of restaurants and shops in Fort Greene, so you don't have to commit yourself to an all-day park affaire.