Prospect Park

WHERE: 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
HOURS: Closed from 1 a.m. - 5 a.m.
BBQ AREA: Both sides of Bandshell; north area of Long Meadow; near Prospect Park South West and 10th Ave.; Vanderbuilt St. & Prospect Park South West; Grecian Shelter area; north of Picnic House; Bay St. near Columbia St.

Thirty years in the making, Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the two men responsible for Central Park. In terms of old white gentleman designing parks, these dudes are two for two. During the summer months on any given weekend, you'll find scores of people lighting up their grills in Prospect Park. And with good reason. At 585 acres, you can get lost here. Carve out a private spot and make those smoky BBQ dreams come true.