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Prospect Park

Prospect Park War Memorial map_it

  • Sculptor: Augustus Lukeman
  • Architect: Arthur D. Pickering
  • Description: Group of two figures on pedestal before a high, arced wall; two benches; altar; six large plaques; one small plaque; paving
  • Materials: Group and plaques--bronze; Pedestal and wall--Milford pink granite
  • Dimensions: Wall H: 18' W: 35'
  • Cast: 1921
  • Dedicated: June 26, 1921
  • Donor: William H. Todd
  • Inscription: 1) above bench, left: "MEN AND WOMEN OF BROOKLYN WHO DIED / IN THE WORLD WAR / MCMXIV - MCMXVIII"

    2) above bench, right: "[...] FOR LIBERTY / [...] PEACE / [...] COUNTRY"

    3) six large plaques: 2,800 names

    4) small plaque, rear: "PRESENTED BY / WILLIAM H. TODD / AND ACCEPTED FOR THE / CITY OF NEW YORK BY / MAYOR / JOHN F. HYLAN / AND / JOHN N. HARMAN / COMMISSIONER OF PARKS / A.D. MCMXX1"

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
    Scattered Thunderstorms
    83°F
  • Fri
    Chance Thunderstorms
    85°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    82°F
  • Sun
    Chance Thunderstorms
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