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Prospect Park

Line of Defense map_it

  • Description: Semi-circular tablet on boulder
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 24¾" W: 33"
  • Cast: Remade c. 1987
  • Foundry: Talix foundry
  • Donor: Sons of the Revolution (original); Prospect Park Conservancy (replacement)
  • Inscription: LINE OF DEFENSE / AUGUST 27, 1776 / BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND / 175 FEET
    SOUTH ------ / SITE OF VALLEY GROVE HOUSE / -------150 FEET NORTH

    NEW TABLET COURTESY PROSPECT PARK CONSERVANCY

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

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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

Prospect Park Weather

  • Mon
    Sunny
    61°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    65°F
  • Wed
    Slight Chc Showers
    61°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    60°F

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