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Brooklyn Sports — Parks, Teams, Indoor Sports Facilities and Outdoor Activities.  Bike,Race,Swim,Hoops & MoreBrooklyn's full of great indoors and outdoors sports and team facilities including parks, bike paths, and tennis and basketball courts. Learn where, in Brooklyn New York, kids and adults can stay fit and active year round—whether riding horses, swimming at a Brooklyn beach, speed walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, doing yoga or playing bocce. Team info about Brooklyn Cyclones in Coney Island, and Brooklyn Nets at the Barclay Center, all in Bklyn, the place the Brooklyn Dodgers once called home.
  1. Beaches in Brooklyn & Beyond (8)
  2. Brooklyn Nets NBA Basketball Team (2)
  3. Gardening, Green Activities (10)
  4. Ice Skating in Brooklyn (3)
  5. Islanders, NHL Hockey Team in Brooklyn (1)
  6. Jamaica Bay, Gateway National Park (4)
  7. Swimming Pools in Brooklyn (9)
  8. Tennis in Brooklyn (4)

Visitors Guide to NY's Barclays Center: Brooklyn Nets Basketball,Concerts,Shows
To be opened in September 2012, Barclays Center is a huge stadium for sports and entertainment in the heart of Brooklyn located near the transportation hub at the Atlantic Terminal. It will be home to the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, and as many as 200s sporting and entertainment events annually, according to its developers. Find out the...

How to Walk from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
How to Walk from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

LIU Blackbirds Basketball Team Go to NCAA
March Madness is sweeping New York City and Brooklyn's got our Cinderella tapped for the one and done tourney. It's been a long time, 14 years to be exact, since Long Island University (which has a campus in Downtown Brooklyn) was last invited to the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. To mark the occasion, here's an interview with LIU...

7 Indoor Recreation Centers in Brooklyn Offer Classes, Indoor Pools,...

New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation has been providing the borough of Brooklyn with facilities and programs since 1910.

Brooklyn is home to 7 indoor recreation centers.

 

For Brooklyn Seniors—Performance Space, Computer Classes, Free Fitness Classes

Gymnasium, Indoor Pool, Athletic Fields, free Shape Up NYC Fitness Classes

Where to Go Sledding in Brooklyn — 8 Great Sledding Parks
HOORAY! IT'S WINTER! TIME FOR SLEDDING, BROOKLYN STYLE Nothing beats sledding in the winter and there are plenty of sledding hills in Brooklyn. Here's a list recommended by the New York Ciy Parks Department. Below, find out where parents can take their kids, and where kids of all ages can go sledding in Brooklyn. You can find...

What to Do with Kids Outdoors When it Snows in Brooklyn

When winter weather slams the Northeast and closes Brooklyn schools, cabin fever can set in as kids and parents are trapped indoors. Here are some tips on what you can do to get outdoors and enjoy the snowfall.

Where to Go Sledding in Brooklyn — 8 Great Sledding Parks

Nothing beats sledding in the winter, and there plenty of sledding hills in Brooklyn. Here's a list recommended by the New York Ciy Parks Department.

Ice Skating in Brooklyn
Brooklyn's about as urban a place as exists in America, but you can find ten ways to exercise outdoors in Brooklyn: bike, run, swim, sail, horseback ride golf, skate, ski and more. There are 150 public tennis courts in Brooklyn, ten public bocce courts, eight quarter-mile public jogging tracks, and four public Olympic-size pools (with another...

Ice Skating in Brooklyn
Nothing says winter like ice skating in Prospect Park.

Historic Indoor Pool at Metropolitan Recreation Center in Brooklyn
Metropolitan Recreation Center in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bowling Alleys
Bowling fun in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Beaches
Hit one of these Brooklyn beaches, and you might just see a mermaid or two!

The Brooklyn Cyclones
Find news and information on Brooklyn's only professional sports team.

Metropolitan Pool
The Metropolitan indoor pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn — a public pool — is a great bargain if you're looking for a straightforward lap pool for exercise.

Swimming Pools in Brooklyn
Your guide to public swimming pools in Brooklyn.

Where to Take Tennis Lessons in Brooklyn's Public Tennis Courts
Where to Take Tennis Lessons in Brooklyn's Public Tennis Courts

Ice Skating in Brooklyn
Ten Ways to Exercise Outdoors in Brooklyn

How to Stay Active in Williamsburg

With the numerous delicious restaurants and bars Williamsburg has to offer, it's no surprise that it can be difficult to maintain a diet and stay in shape. Here are a few ideas about how to get a move on in the neighborhood so you can enjoy that beer festival without guilt.

Parks and Recreation in Williamsburg

Whether you're looking for an ideal picnic spot with friends or if you'd like to go outside and read a book alone, there are several places to do it in Williamsburg. Each of these parks have something different to offer.

Ice Skating in Brooklyn
Nothing says winter like ice skating in Prospect Park.

How to Get to Governors Island from Brooklyn
Yet another reason to love summer in Brooklyn: Free ferry service to and from Governors Island.

YES, THERE'S CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN BROOKLYN, NY
Brooklyn residents don't have to travel to Vermont to put some miles on those Nordic skis. Just head outdoors to Brooklyn parks and golf courses. There are no groomed trails. And you can't rent cross-country skis or get instructions, either. But for the DIY cross-country skier, there are few great places for outdoor fun. Truth is, you can...

Where to Build a Snowman in Brooklyn
It may sound silly to long time Brooklyn residents, but newcomers may wonder: Where can you take the kids (or the significant other) for the simple wintertime pleasure of building a snowman? Are there certain areas where artists gather and make snow sculptures? And if you're stuck in an apartment with no back yard, getting urban cabin fever,...

Where is Ebbets Field, Home to Brooklyn Dodgers
The location of the Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field

Can You Visit Ebbets Field in Brooklyn?
Can You Visit Ebbets Field in Brooklyn?

How to Walk the Brooklyn Bridge—Manhattan to Brooklyn, Brooklyn to Manhattan
How to Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, From Manhattan to Brooklyn and Brooklyn to Manhattan

Can You Walk or Jog From Brooklyn Across the Verrazano Bridge to Staten Island?
A walk across the Manhattan Bridge is a "must do" for Brooklyn residents and visitors. Is it possible to walk across another beautiful bridge, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to Staten Island?

Can You Walk or Jog Across the Manhattan Bridge?
The answer to the question: Can you walk or jog across the Manhattan Bridge, which runs from Downtown Brooklyn to Chinatown in Manhattan?

Sunset Over Statue of Liberty & NY Harbor — 8 Best Views from Brooklyn
Eight places in Brooklyn with spectacular sunset views of NY Harbor include the tony River Cafe, ferries, a promenade on a bluff overlooking the Harbor, and a tiny park tucked away in Red Hook.

How to Walk Across the Williamsburg Bridge
Tips on how to walk or bike across the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan.

Greener Than You'd Think, Brooklyn Celebrates Earth Day
Earth Day events in Brooklyn: What's happening, where to go, what to do, from planting trees to educational events for kids.

Northside Piers Brooklyn
This beautiful 400 foot long Pier in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is open to the public with incredible views of Manhattan across the East River.

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens—When to Go, What to See, How to Get There
The famous Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a must-see destination for NYC residents and visitors. Learn when to go, what to see in different seasons, year-round attractions, special festivals and plant sales. Discover the Japanese inspired Japanese Garden, cherry blossoms, and vast collection of bonsai trees. This cultural institution is an...

Nets Bring Basketball to Brooklyn: First Major Sports Team in Half Century
The Nets Bring Basketball to Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s First Major Sports Team in Over a Half Century

Where Can You Swim Laps Outdoors in Brooklyn? Does NYC have Olympic Size Pools?
Where can you swim laps outdoors in Brooklyn? There are numerous pools in New York City, including many public pools. Learn here about four Olympic sized outdoor public swimming pools where you can do laps or swim under the sky during a hot NYC summer. And, it's free for locals and visitors, too.

From Brooklyn, How Can You Get on a Boat to See July 4th Fireworks?
It's very tempting to get out on the water on July 4th, especially to go see the Macy's July Fourth fireworks display. For a splurge, buy a ticket on a commercial cruise boat. They offer some combination of dinner, dancing, DJ's, and, most importantly, gets you out on the water where you can see (and hear!) New York's fantastic July 4th...

When Do NYC and Brooklyn's Outdoor Pools Open for the Summer Season?
The NYC Parks Department, which manages the city's public pools, times the opening of the outdoor pools to coincide with the end of the public school year. When will the NYC and Brooklyn outdoor public pools open this year?

Brooklyn Bridge Park, A Visitors Guide to New York's Newest Waterfront Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park is Brooklyn's newest large public park.It is a sports and cultural venue, with a lively calendar of concerts, summer outdoor movies, outdoor exercise classes, chess instruction, kayaking and more. has spectacular views of New York Harbor, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, lower Manhattan, East Riverboat traffic, and of...

A Visitor's Guide to East River State Park
The East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and is right next door to Williamsburg's food and flea markets on the weekends. In the summer there are free concerts here, right on the waterfront.

Brooklyn's October Run For the Wild — Charity Event for Wildlife ...
Join the fun! Participate in the annual October 5-K Charity Run/Walk in Coney Island, Brooklyn to raise money for the Wildlife Conservation Society, in conjunction with the New York Aquarium.

Brooklyn Half Marathon, a New York City Annual Run Every May
The Brooklyn Half-Marathon, a New York City annual event held every May, is a family-friendly affair complete with a special kids run, and post-run fun in Brooklyn's Coney Island. Get the details.

Taking a Run or Going for a Jog Across the Brooklyn Bridge: Top Tips
It's fun to run across the Brooklyn Bridge — as long as you don't get run over by a cyclist while you're jogging, or get caught behind a gaggle of gaping tourists. Get some useful tips on how to run across the Brooklyn Bridge, and good times to do so.

Outdoor Running Tracks in Brooklyn
Enjoy a half-dozen quarter-mile running tracks (some of Mondo, some of rubber) in Brooklyn.

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Runs in Coney Island & Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Earn your Thanksgiving Day calorific feast by participating in a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot event. Learn about two fun Turkey Trots held in Brooklyn. One is scheduled in Coney Island the weekend before the holiday, and one scheduled for the morning of Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Runs in Coney Island & Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Earn your Thanksgiving Day calorific feast by participating in a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot event. Learn about two fun Turkey Trots held in Brooklyn. One is scheduled in Coney Island the weekend before the holiday, and one scheduled for the morning of Thanksgiving Day.

New Years Spectacle: Coney Island Polar Bears Take a Dip Into the Atlantic
One of Brooklyn's New Year's Day traditions, dating over a century, is the Polar Bear Club plunge into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean. Find out more about this spectacle--including how to join in the fun! Brrrr....

Brooklyn Cyclones Season Schedule: Home & Away Games
Brooklyn Cyclones Season Schedule: Home and Away Games

How to Get Tickets to the Cyclones Baseball Game in Coney Island
Find out where, when and how to get tickets to the 2012 Cyclones baseball game, and what special, family-friendly fun is happening every night of the week.

Brooklyn's Lincoln Terrace Park, in Crown Heights & Brownsville
A gem in Brooklyn: Brooklyn's Lincoln Terrace Park

YMCAs in Brooklyn: Gyms, Pools, Classes, Community Programs, AfterSchool
Find out where your local YMCA is, for exercise, after school, kids programs, and more.

Where are Brooklyn's Outdoor Skateboard Parks?
Where are outdoor skateboard parks in Brooklyn NY?

How Many Parks in Brooklyn? 400 Parks, Playgrounds, Piers
How many parks are in Brooklyn New York? Here's a complete list; you can click through any name to get information about facilities, size, interesting historical details, and more.

The Best Parks in Brooklyn New York, by Neighborhood
Where to find a good park in Brooklyn? Most people have heard of Prospect Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park, but the borough is dotted with amazing green resources. Here's a list of the top parks in the borough of Brooklyn, offering everything from ice skating to indoor and outdoor pools, special family events, runs, and of course playgrounds.

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