The Prospect Park Zoo is a 12-acre zoo located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. The zoo is open 365 days a year, and the animals are on exhibit all year round.
Prospect Park is a beloved and flagship 526-acre park of Brooklyn designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same brains behind Central Park. With the mile-long meadow, Picnic House, Prospect Park Zoo, The Boathouse, Brooklyn’s only lake, Litchfield Villa, ravine, an ice/roller rink, carousel, and dozens of athletic and recreational facilities, it’s the perfect place to play frisbee, fly a kite, people and dog watch, picnic with your friends, or relax under a tree. In the summertime, make sure to check out the free, outdoor concert series at the bandshell, stop by the local farmer’s market, and grab a bite to eat at Smorgasburg.Explore Prospect Park