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Prospect Park

Maryland Memorial map_it

  • Location: Lookout Hill
  • Architect: Stanford White
  • Description: Large corinthian column with globe at top
  • Materials: Granite, bronze, marble
  • Dimensions: Column H: 12' Diameter 19" - 26"; Capital H: 29" W: 29" D: 22 1/2"; Globe Diameter 24"
  • Dedicated: 1895
  • Donor: Maryland Sociey, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Inscription: Marble pedestal front:
    IN HONOR OF / MARYLAND'S FOUR HUNDRED / WHO ON THIS BATTLE-FIELD / AUGUST 27TH 1776 / SAVED THE AMERICAN ARMY /

    Marble pedestal back:
    GOOD GOD! WHAT BRAVE FELLOWS / I MUST THIS DAY LOSE / GEORGE
    WASHINGTON/

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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

Prospect Park Weather

  • Thu
    Chance Showers
    40°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    40°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Cloudy
    42°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Cloudy
    53°F

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