January 27, 2006
On this day 250 years ago, one of the world’s greatest composers was born in Salzburg,...
January 20, 2006
This weekend, take your pick of indoor wonders or outdoor delights when you choose from a...
January 13, 2006
Winter winds may have taken a temporary hiatus, but seasonal fun in New York City’s parks are...
December 30, 2005
This weekend marks the 53 rd and final weekend of 2005, and Parks & Recreation invites you...
December 30, 2004
Find out about exciting weekend activities in each borough for all to enjoy...
August 26, 2004
If I were to say to you, "you know that movie where Keanu Reeves travels around by phone booth?"...
August 10, 2004
On July 28, Parks & Recreation and the Prospect Park Alliance welcomed back one of New York...
July 6, 2004
As the summer sun sets and the day’s heat finally begins to lessen, New Yorkers from all walks...
April 29, 2004
With budding trees, bright skies, and warm weather, it was easy to understand the importance of...
March 15, 2004
A year ago, a friend died in a motor scooter accident. His death filled me with an immense...
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
- Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning
- Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching
- Nature on the Go!
- Animal Encounter at Prospect Park
- History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- 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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