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Grand Army Plaza

Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy. and Prospect Park

Brooklyn

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Grand Army Plaza, the oval at the main entrance of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, was meant to provide a wide and picturesque approach to the park, which park designer Calvert Vaux (1824–1895) considered a vital design element. The Plaza was one of the first features of Prospect Park to be built and marks the beginning of the Eastern Parkway (1866), the world’s first parkway, also designed by Vaux and his partner Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903). The parkway’s intended purpose was to connect the City’s parks with ornamental roads free of commercial traffic.

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Historic New York: Nature and Design

Join the The Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour at Prospect Park. The Urban Park Rangers specialize in...

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Grand Army Plaza Weather

  • Wed
    Slight Chance Light Rain then Partly Sunny
    55°F
  • Thu
    Patchy Drizzle and Patchy Fog
    58°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Rain
    59°F
  • Sat
    Showers Likely
    58°F

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