Governed by Community Board 6, Park Slope sits in the northwest section of Brooklyn and borders Prospect Park.
Park Slope's a treasure trove nestled in the heart of a bustling city. Its neighborhood effortlessly brings together the creativity, individuality, and excitement that city life offers with the small town vibe that implores families to settle down here. Fun fact: Park Slope got its name because it is a sloped piece of land snuggled between the Gowanus and Prospect Park.
To find your way here, the train is best way to get to experience the neighborhood. The F or G train to 7th Avenue puts you right in the heart of this vibrant community.
Park Slope is filled to the brim with green fields. Edged on one side by the 585 acre Prospect Park. The community also boasts of three acres of parkland in the middle of town. Washington Park includes a farmer's market, a playground, and a historical museum. Bond with your family at parks like the JJ Byrne Playground, renovated space with swing sets, slides, a separate area for tots and a great field for Frisbee or a game of catch with Dad.
Another gem of Park Slope's history is the Old Stone House. This old Dutch farmhouse museum commemorates the Battle of Brooklyn and endows the history of Brooklyn to a future generation. This site was also home to the Brooklyn Atlantics, predecessors of the storied Brooklyn Dodgers. If shopping is more your style, tree lined streets with brownstones and renovated Victorian mansions encircle the community's commercial district.
New York Magazine ranked Park Slope the number one neighborhood in NYC in 2010. This neighborhood stands out for its unique culture and appreciation of the arts. In 2015, Time Out New York named it one of the most family friendly neighborhoods.
Its parks, proximity to great shopping and dining, as well as rich history and great school district, make Park Slope a one-of-a-kind place to live, visit and stay.