July 15, 2009
Since 1947, Macy’s has sponsored the Fishing Contest every year to encourage kids to...
May 8, 2009
Since 1979, the Urban Park Service has been protecting parks and educating the public about New...
March 2, 2009
Many City parks are in their second or third lives, and most of them have interesting stories to...
December 24, 2008
On Saturday at 4:00 p.m., experience Christmas as it was celebrated centuries ago at the Dyckman...
June 25, 2008
Last Friday night, two of opera’s biggest stars performed together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park,...
May 28, 2008
Largest private gift for greening in NYC's history!
March 11, 2008
The development of Prospect Park's Lakeside Center recently received a big boost, thanks to a...
January 2, 2008
Anne Arrowsmith of Central Forestry and Anthony Mazzallo of Brooklyn Operations received a high...
December 5, 2007
For the second consecutive year, Mayor Bloomberg came to Prospect Park to celebrate the...
December 3, 2007
Two years ago Detective Dillon Stewart lost his life protecting the people of Brooklyn. To...
Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
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.
Prospect Park Weather
- Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning
- Nature Exploration
- Creatures of the Night
- Celebrate Brooklyn: Punch Brothers and Sarah Jarosz
- Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning
- 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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