Designated Barbecuing Areas
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
- 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
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.
|Prospect Park||Both sides of Bandshell|
|Prospect Park||North area of Long Meadow|
|Prospect Park||Area near Prospect Park South West and 10th Avenue|
|Prospect Park||Area near Vanderbuilt Street and Prospect Park South West|
|Prospect Park||Area north of Picnic House|
|Prospect Park||Grecian Shelter area|
|Prospect Park||Area near Lincoln Road and East Drive|
|Prospect Park||Area south of the Picnic House|
|Prospect Park||Parkside Lawn near Parkside Avenue and St. Pauls Place|
|Prospect Park||Park Circle area near Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest/Coney Island Avenue|
|Prospect Park||Area near the Well House|
|Prospect Park||The Nethermead|
Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
Raccoons in Prospect Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.
Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. We strongly recommend keeping your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.
Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.
If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.
The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018
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- NYC Parks and AT&T Expand Free Public Wi-Fi and Solar Mobile Charging in Parks and at Beaches Citywide
- NYC PARKS REVEALS PARKS WITHOUT BORDERS EIGHT SHOWCASE PARKS
- Smorgasburg Prospect Park
- Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair
- Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
- Smorgasburg Prospect Park
- Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building