This bronze fountain depicting a dragon rising out of a storybook is the centerpiece of Imagination Playground in Prospect Park near the Lincoln Road Entrance. Designed by Parks landscape architect Christian Zimmerman, the six-foot-high dragon spouts water in lieu of fire and was placed at the playground as part of an $800,000 city capital project. The Prospect Park Alliance assisted in the project, which affords children an interactive spot to read, listen to, and act out stories. The sculpture was unveiled at the grand opening of the playground in June 1997.
Dragon Fountain Details
- Location: Imagination Playground, Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road
- Sculptor: Christian Zimmerman
- Description: Fountain
- Materials: Bronze
- Dimensions: H: 6' (approximate)
- Cast: 1997
- Dedicated: June 20, 1997
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There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this 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
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: Summer 2015
Starting July 6, 2015, Prospect Park's West Drive will be permanently car-free after 9 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
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- Nature Exploration
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
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