Statement From Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe On The Cancellation Of Winter Jam 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
“We are disappointed to have to announce that due to the unusually warm weather, the Parks Department made the hard decision to cancel Winter Jam 2012, originally scheduled for Saturday, February 4th in Prospect Park. It is simply too warm to make snow, and the long-range weather forecasts and current ground temperatures make it extremely unlikely that snow could be made.
Winter Jam has been an official NYC Parks tradition for the past ten years, and has afforded thousands of New Yorkers the opportunity to try out winter sports for free. We are grateful to our partners at the Olympic Regional Development Authority, Lake Placid, I Love NY, and other sponsors for their continued support of this one-of-a-kind event, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of the outdoors this month by visiting one of the six skating rinks in City parks, or checking out a nature program offered by the Urban Park Rangers. For New Yorkers who are really missing the snow this season, I hope you’ll consider a trip to one of New York State’s great ski areas. And for those who crave exercise in a warmer environment, our indoor recreation centers are also open for use.”
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: Cardio Toning
- Nature Exploration
- Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Saturday Night Fever
- Introduction to Bird Watching
- Independence Day at Prospect Park
- 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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