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Mount Prospect Park

Eastern Pkwy., Flatbush Ave. bet. Underhill Ave. and Washington Ave.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Mount Prospect, the second highest point in Brooklyn, draws its name from the sweeping vistas it affords viewers. It was used by the Continental Army in 1776 as a lookout point, which at that time offered strategic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New York harbor, a portion of New Jersey, Staten Island, and Long Island. In 1856, the City of Brooklyn built a reservoir at the peak of this hill to supply water to its western section.

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Directions to Mount Prospect Park

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  • Mount Prospect Park
  • Mount Prospect Park Playground
  • Mount Prospect Park Playground

Mount Prospect Park Weather

  • Wed
    Rain/Snow
    47°F
  • Wed
    Slight Chc Rain/Snow
    40°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    38°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Cloudy
    42°F

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