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Prospect Park

 Barbecuing Areas

Designated Barbecuing Areas

Barbecuing Rules

Please be cautious when barbecuing and keep a safe distance from patrons, children, and trees. Be courteous to others and please clean the area carefully before you leave. Events involving more than 20 people require a special events permit.

Our rules prohibit:

  • Littering and dumping of debris
  • Propane
  • Barbecuing in non-authorized areas
  • Barbecuing next to trees, tree roots, or buildings. Please keep ten feet or more away from any structures.
  • Any type of open, ground, or camp fire. Please barbecue at least three feet off the ground.
  • Barbecuing by anyone 18 years or younger

Cleaning Up

All coal and matches must be disposed of in designated red barrels. Please do not place anything flammable in a regular litter barrel. Use water to extinguish hot coals. Improperly dumped coals or matches can do major damage to our parks.

ImageNameLocation
Prospect ParkBoth sides of Bandshell
Prospect ParkNorth area of Long Meadow
Prospect ParkArea near Prospect Park South West and 10th Avenue
Prospect ParkArea near Vanderbuilt Street and Prospect Park South West
Prospect ParkArea north of Picnic House
Prospect ParkGrecian Shelter area
Prospect ParkArea near Lincoln Road and East Drive
Prospect ParkArea south of the Picnic House
Prospect ParkParkside Lawn near Parkside Avenue and St. Pauls Place
Prospect ParkPark Circle area near Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest/Coney Island Avenue
Prospect ParkArea near the Well House
Prospect ParkThe Nethermead

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