This stunning plaza frames the entrance to Brooklyn’s idyllic Prospect Park, serves as home to the borough’s flagship Greenmarket and kicks off the start of Eastern Parkway—the first parkway in America. Easy to recognize thanks to its iconic archway, beautiful fountains and 12-sided gazebos.
Designed in 1867 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Grand Army Plaza is today a recognized National Historic Landmark and popular meeting place for locals and travelers making their way to the park. It’s the site of numerous outdoor yoga classes and a meet up for local running clubs. Travelers will find easy access to the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden from Grand Army Plaza. Whether it’s wandering the park with an ice cream cone from nearby Ample Hills or collecting a bag of local items from the Greenmarket and picnicking on the lush lawns or quiet park benches, Grand Army Plaza is the perfect place to enjoy a Brooklyn day.
Grand Army Plaza is accessible via the 2/3 subway line at Grand Army Plaza. A local Greenmarket with wine, produce, local meat and fresh eggs operates here every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.