1. Prospect Park
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Address: Prospect Park West and 3rd St.
Arguably the best park in New York, Prospect Park is the holy grail when it comes to cookouts. There are seven grilling areas in the enormous park, including the four coveted grills next to the west side picnic tables. Of course, anyone can bring their own grill and lay down the barbecue law in any designated barbecue area as well.