Historic Prospect Park extends from Flatbush northward, covering 585 acres. Having this park in your backyard will make you glad you chose to rent a Flatbush apartment. The park was established shortly after Central Park, opening in 1867. The park contains the Audubon Center, walking paths, a historic carousel, the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, and the Prospect Park Zoo. Activities include ice skating, roller skating, boating, biking, picnicking, and hiking.
The park hosts a variety of annual events, such as Toddler Tuesdays and nature programs, inviting both children and adults to join in the fun. The zoo and various sporting fields keep the children entertained. Annual events include free summer concerts under the bandshell and a yearly fireworks show.
Tennis players use the courts for practice and lessons, but use requires a permit. Adults who want to participate in structured exercise
can sign up for the Walk NYC and Shape Up NYC programs through the park. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed, except for early in the morning in certain restricted areas.