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Prospect Park

Prospect Park W, Parkside Ave. bet. Flatbush Ave., Ocean Ave. and Prospect Park SW

Brooklyn

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For additional park information, please visit the Prospect Park Alliance website.

Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the masterminds behind Central Park, Prospect Park has blossomed into a premiere destination for Brooklyn visitors and residents alike.

Widely known for its intricate manmade watercourse (wetlands) and its trees, the bulk of Brooklyn's remaining indigenous forest, the park is a highly functional green space. Contained within its 526 acres are a zoo, the first urban-area Audubon Center in the nation, an ice rink, a band shell, a carousel, and dozens of athletic and recreational facilities.

Begin your explorations today and join the eight million annual visitors reaping the benefits of this beautiful park!

Events

Introduction to Bird Watching

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that...

Directions to Prospect Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Baseball FieldsProspect Park

The Long Meadow Ballfields will be closed at Prospect Park for construction. The reconstruction of the Long Meadow Ballfields is a multi-phase project encompassing 34 acres of fields, paths and woodlands. The project incorporates contemporary storm water management techniques that support our goal of capturing and retaining storm water runoff. These improvements will also help to filter runoff before it enters our watercourse. Designed to revitalize the park’s sporting community, the first phase will restore Field One, pedestrian and bridle paths, drinking fountains, benches, and include new tree plantings.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

ParkProspect Park

The Prospect Park Well House is under reconstruction in order to build a new composting latrine. The park remains open while the building gets reconstructed.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2015

Partner Organization

Prospect Park Alliance

Prospect Park Weather

  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    80°F
  • Sun
    Heavy Rain
    85°F
  • Thu
    Chance Thunderstorms
    83°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    88°F

7-day forecast

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