December 18, 2014
New York City: too fast, too crowded, too much. Although I grew up just 30 minutes outside of...
October 3, 2014
Saturday, October 4 Highbridge Hawk Watch West 172nd Street and Amsterdam...
September 29, 2014
Come face-to-beak with birds of prey at the 18th annual Raptor Fest in Prospect Park on October...
June 5, 2014
There are few people in Brooklyn who know more about the flora of Prospect Park than Franklyn...
May 22, 2014
In springtime, New York City parks offer some of the best birdwatching in the world, as hundreds...
December 23, 2013
On Tuesday, December 17, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White and...
October 22, 2013
Funded by a generous gift from the Donald and Barbara Zucker Family Foundation, on October 6, NYC...
March 19, 2012
Superfly Presents, the co-founders and producers of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and...
January 26, 2012
“We are disappointed to have to announce that due to the unusually warm weather, the Parks...
October 18, 2011
Lakeside is the most significant landscape restoration and construction project ever undertaken...
Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this 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
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
- Birding: Spring Migrants
- Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters
- Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues
- Introduction to Bird Watching
- Spring Sprouts
- 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
Know when to go:
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