Some people love summer in the Brooklyn parks; lying on the grass, eating picnics and watching the world go by. Others yearn for the crisp bite of the cold air as they walk their dogs through the parks in the winter.
For us, however, the most beautiful time of year has to be right here, right now, in the fall. Thanks to the extensive work of the Park’s Natural Resources Group; our parks are now a magnificent, vibrant display of multi-colored foliage; from the burnt umbers and yellows of the maple trees, to the purple tinges leaves of the white oak.
If you are looking for scenic things to do in Brooklyn, head over to Prospect Park, and enjoy some wildlife spotting, while taking in the glorious display of fall colour around you. Spend a few hours in the afternoon searching for some of Prospect Park’s feathered inhabitants amongst the bright red and orange leaves; it’s the perfect way to blow off the cobwebs!
In the fall, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens literally bursts with glorious fall scenery, as trees turn wonderful rusty shades of gold and yellow. Each area seems to boast a different display of colour; from the blood-red leaves of the acers to the occasional bright burst of colour from a fall flower. If you find yourself feeling a bit chilly while pacing through the many different gardens, take some time to defrost in the park’s many conservatories, with fascinating plants from all over the world.
The perfect spot for an invigorating seasonal stroll in the fresh, fall air is Fort Greene Park. If you have a dog, or a family of exuberant youngsters who go stir crazy in the house, then make a beeline for this park, to burn off some energy whilst racing round the lawns (and of course, kicking a path through the fallen leaves!)
Or, for something even more active in terms of things to do in Brooklyn in the fabulous fall, you can’t get more ideal than Owl’s Head Park. Let the older kids loose on the skate park or basketball courts while you spend a little time wandering beneath the beautiful fall foliage and enjoying the simple beauty of nature at its finest.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your warmest coat and gloves on and enjoy Brooklyn’s stunning parks, decked out in their finest this fall.