Catch a Sunset at Prospect Park

Prospect Park Boat House - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

This 585-acre public park in Brooklyn is open daily from 5am - 1am. This family-friendly park not only offers a great place for a sunset picnic, but also provides lots of additional activities (carousel, Audubon Center, zoo, tennis center, etc.).

The main entrance to Prospect Park faces the stunning Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Grand Army Plaza. It is adjacent to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the flagship Brooklyn Public Library, and the Brooklyn Museum. As you enter the park, you walk out onto the Long Meadow, a 90-acre field of rolling green space. In this wide open space, children can play independently while parents picnic from a distance.

Inside the park you can find the Zucker Natural Exploration Area, which opened one month ago – a natural playground that reuses many of the trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The Prospect Park Boathouse houses the nation's first urban Audobon Center, dedicated to conserving wildlife. The 12-acre Prospect Park Zoo may be small, but with 150 animal species and a low admission price, it has remained a popular destination.

Finally, Prospect Park Lake is a great place to feed the ducks and photograph the sunset. Bring your loved ones and make a full day exploring the park and watching the sunset.

Photos: Steven Severinghaus, Simon Abrams, Michael Holler

Activities

Chillin, Photography

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

Nearby Lodging

From $72/night

Outsite // NYC

Brooklyn, New York

From $180/night

Congress Hill Farm

Monroe Township, New Jersey

From $120/night

Bearkill Brook

Readington Township, New Jersey

From $125/night

Pioneer Farm

Warwick, New York

Community Photos

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Photograph Manhattan Bridge from Washington Street NYC

Adventure

Stroll the Brooklyn Bridge Park Piers

Adventure

Climb Outdoors at DUMBO Boulders

Adventure

Sunset Picnic at Brooklyn Bridge Park

More Nearby Adventures