Address: Brooklyn, US
Downtowners can get to this Brooklyn oasis in a flash—so fast that Tribeca mom Lela Rose makes it her go-to park. “I find the crowds to be smaller, and there are so many areas to explore. We’ve even gone on a mushroom hunt and picked food for dinner!” The 585-acre park has a variety of nature trails, playgrounds, historic architecture, and athletic facilities, as well as a Wildlife Conservation Society-operated zoo. Check the park’s website for a list of current tours and activities.