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Since 1987, the Prospect Park Alliance has been working to restore the Park’s historic landscape and renovate its landmark structures. Whether the Alliance is breaking ground on a new playground, restoring an old building, or sponsoring great events, you can read all about it here in the press room.

The Alliance has an in-house Press & Communications department. If you have any questions about press events in Prospect Park, or if you’re a media professional and you’d like to cover the park, please call (718) 965-8954 or email us

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Press Releases

9/10/14 Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks Appoint Sue Donoghue as PPA President and Park Administrator  View Release 

5/23/14 The LeFrak Center at Lakeside Opens Summer Water Play Area for Children View Release

4/23/14 Prospect Park Alliance Announces: 500 For the Park, a Seven Day Challenge View Release 

4/14/14 The Prospect Park Alliance & HandMade Events Announces The PopUp Dinner Brooklyn View Release 

4/11/14 The LeFrak Center at Lakeside Brings Roller Skating and More to Prospect Park On April 12th View Release

3/18/14 Prospect Park Honors Volunteers with Recognition Brunch View Release

3/13/14 Same Sky Commemorates 20 Anniversary of Rwanda Genocide with “Umuganda” and “Act of Service” on Saturday March 29 View Release 

3/5/14 Prospect Park Identified as Macy's "Heart Your Park" Recipient View Release

3/3/14 Prospect Park Alliance Introduces New Junior Volunteer Corps Program View Release

12/10/13 A New Christmas Tree to Debut in Prospect Park View Release 

11/11/13 Lakeside Receives $10 Million from LeFrak Family View Release 

10/15/13 Come Celebrate Over Thirty Years of Halloween in Prospect Park View Release 

10/8/13 Upcycle FestTM Launches in Prospect Park View Release 

10/3/13 The Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area to Open on October 6, 2013 View Release 

9/25/13 New Parade Ground Comfort Station Opens View Release 

7/22/13 Lefferts Historic House to Participate in Heritage Preservation's Conservation Assessment Program View Release 

7/2/13  Smart Tap Comes to Prospect Park View Release 

6/27/13 A Summertime Tradition Returns: Macy's Fishing Clinics at Prospect Park! View Release 

6/13/13 5th Grade Students at PS 321 Raise Money to Buy Tress for Prospect Park's Woodlands View Release 

5/13/13 Accolades for Music Island and the Esplanade View Release 

4/1/13 An Opening Day Tradition Continues in Prospect Park View Release 

3/9/13 Prospect Park Honors Volunteers with Recognition Brunch View Release 

1/11/13 Lincoln Road Playground to Reopen on Saturday View Release 

11/28/12 Audubon's 113th Annual Christmas Bird Count View Release 

11/13/12 21st Annual Lefferts Historic House Quilt Exhibit "What Does 'Cool' Mean to You?" View Release 

11/2/12 Prospect Park Alliance Walk/Run to be Held This Saturday View Release 

10/23/12 Come Celebrate Over 30 Years of Halloween in the Park View Release 

10/19/12 Dedication of Music Island and the Esplanade View Release 

6/29/2012 Celebrate Liberty in Prospect Park View Release 

6/26/2012 BASE Student Wins First Prize at Brooklyn College Science Fair
View Release

6/6/2012 Prospect Park Carousel is 100 Years Old! Join Us For a Party on June 10th View Release

4/19/2012 Prospect Park Announces $25,000 Contribution from Citi View Release

4/18/2012 Celebrate B'Earthday at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse on April 22 View Release

4/9/2012 Come See NYC's Largest Little League Parade View Release

4/9/2012 Neathermead Arch Restoriation is Completed View Release

3/13/2012 Lakeside Construction Update: Lakeside to Open in Late Fall 2013 View Release

11/2/2011 20th Annual Lefferts Historic House Quilt Exhibit at Prospect Park “Turning Twenty!” View Release

10/24/2011 Prospect Park Tennis Center Announces Opening of Indoor Tennis Season View Release

10/12/2011 "Topping Off" Ceremony at Lakeside View Release 

10/11/2011 Halloween in Prospect Park View Release

9/1/2011 Second Annual Walk for Prospect Park Walk-a-thon View Release

8/29/2011 Volunteers to Help Prospect Park Recover from Hurricane Irene
View Release

7/16/2011 Photos for use: Macy's Fishing Clinic at Prospect Park View Release  

6/28/2011 REI Foundation Helps Hip-hop Recording at the Prospect Park Audubon Center View Release 

Macy's Fishing Clinics at Prospect Park View Release

5/18/2011 Robert Lobe’s Sculptures Take Root In Prospect Park’s Pastoral Landscape View Release and View Web Patge

5/16/2011 Prospect Park Recognized for Humane Goose Management Program
View Release

5/11/2011 Food Truck Rally at Grand Army Plaza View Release

5/11/2011 Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival Lineup View Release

Prospect Park Alliance Business Member Expo View Release 

3/30/2011 Toast to Tupper Gala View Release 

Prospect Park Honors Volunteers View Release  

Kick-off Breakfast for Upcoming “Toast to Tupper” Tribute Gala View Release

1/31/2011 The Power of Green View Release

12/15/2010 Groundbreaking for Lakeside View Release

12/8/2010 New Leader Named for Prospect Park View Release

11/8/2010 Brooklyn Academy of Science &  the Environment Receives Grade of "A" View Release

11/1/2010 Parks Dept. and The Prospect Park Alliance Reopen Vanderbilt Playground View Release

10/12/2010  Halloween in Prospect Park View Release

9/22/2010 New Prospect Park Wildlife Management Advisory Committee Meets View Release 

9/3/2010 New Exhibit at the Lefferts Historic House: “The Fabrics of Life” View Release

8/24/2010 JFK Memorial At Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza Is Rededicated View Release

8/20/2010 Restored JFK Monument to be Rededicated  View Release

7/26/2010 Prospect Park Alliance Wins Award for Excellence in Design View Release

5/26/2010 Protecting Trees from Summer BBQ Coals and Reducing Litter 
View Release 

4/26/2010 EPA Honors Prospect Park Alliance View release   

4/2/2010 A Healthy Ecosystem at Prospect Park View Release 

12/9/2009 Groundbreaking on Phase I of Lakeside.  View release 
                List of hi-res images  available upon request.


 Media Highlights
11/10/13 LeFraks Smooth Way for Brooklyn Skaters Wall Street Journal 

10/20/13 Restoring Brooklyn’s Pastoral Heart New York Times

5/23/13 Building of the Day: Prospect Park Picnic House Brownstoner 

10/3/12 An Island of Tranquility Is Reclaimed in Prospect Park New York Times

9/18/2012 Brooklyn History: Propect Park Brooklyn Based

7/30/2012 Mission One For This Man: To Fight Scum Wall Street Journal

6/11/2012 Prospect Park Carousel Marks 100 Years of Going 'Round NY1

6/5/2012 The Prospect Park Concert Grove Museum of the City of New York

4/12/2012 Restoration Efforts at Historic House Get a Hand From Local Students NY1

4/4/2012 New Exhibit at Lefferts House Lets Kids Learn While They Play Prospect Heights Patch

3/31/2012 New Lefferts House Exhibit Offers Window into 19th Century Childhood Prospect Heights Patch

3/23/2012 Before a Carousel's 100th Birthday, a Visit from the Doctor New York Times

3/19/2012 At Prospect Park, a Transformation Is Behind Schedule New York Times

1/27/2012 A Bird's Eye View in Prospect Park NYCity News Service

1/2012 Champions One and All! Children with special needs enjoy tennis program at Prospect Park
New York Tennis Magazine

12/15/2011 Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count Time Out Kids

12/14/2011 Quilt Show Turns 20 at Lefferts Historic House Brooklyn Daily Eagle

12/1/2011 Winged Migrants in Their Brooklyn Pied-à-Terre New York Times

9/19/2011 Walk for Prospect Park Raises Over $50,000 Prospect Heights Patch

8/30, 9/1 & 9/2/2011- Effects of Hurricane Irene on Prospect Park:

  • In Parks and on Streets, a Toll of Thousands of Trees New York Times
  • Irene adds to a brutal year for Prospect Park's trees Daily News
  • Volunteers help Prospect Park recover from Hurricane Irene Park Slope Patch

8/23/2011 The patron of Prospect Park: Business owner cleans up park Daily News

8/16/2011 The important work of Inspecting trees at Prospect Park Fox 5 News

8/6/2011 Nature in Nature: Robert Lobe in Prospect Park (art review) Wall Street Journal

8/5/2011 Monitoring Progress of Wollman Rink in Prospect Park The New York Times

8/5/2011 Spare Times: Macy’s Fishing Clinics The New York Times and 7/6/2011 Park Slope Patch

7/22/2011 Soirée From Outer Space T: The New York Times Style Magazine 
and 7/30/2011 Evening Hours column The New York Times

7/18/2011 Running Blog:  End your run at the Grand Army Plaza Food Truck Rally New York Daily News

7/18/2011 At Prospect Park, Exchange Volunteer Time for Studio Time Park Slope Patch

7/9/2011 New signs will tell you where to barbecue in Prospect Park Brooklyn Paper

7/9/2011 Bats, Boats and Romance on Prospect Park's Twilight Tour Prospect Heights Patch

7/4/2011 For Some, July 4th Brings Quill and Ink WNYC

7/4/2011 A New Leader for Prospect Park Park Slope Civic Council

6/28/2011 Your Summer Guide To Prospect Park New York Family

6/23/2011 The Fate of Prospect Park’s Five Arches New York Times

6/23/2011 This Year, Prospect Park's Geese Are Safe Park Slope Patch

6/15/2011 Prospect Park Food Truck Rally Goes Monthly Prospect Heights Patch

6/1/2011 What's Being Done To Keep Parks Clean? WPIX 11

6/1/2011 Arborist Saves the Day! Stranded Kitty Rescued in Prospect Park Prospect Heights Patch

5/30/2011 Prospect Park: An Unexpected Birders Haven The Brooklyn Ink

5/16/2011 Artist Robert Lobe can see the trees for the forest Brooklyn Paper. 5/31/11 Prospect Heights Patch

5/9/2011 Food vendors will fill Grand Army Plaza on May 22 Brooklyn Paper, Park Slope Patch. 5/22/11 Fox 5

A Well-Traveled Sailor Tackles Prospect Park New York Times

5/6/2011 Border collie used to control geese at Park New York Times and WNYC

Extraordinary playgrounds  New York Times

4/11/2011 Little League is Here! Park Slope Patch

4/5/2011 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for Prospect Park New York Times & vivanista.com

4/5/2011 Nets Forward Kris Humphries helps clean up Prospect Park Prospect Heights Patch

4/5/2011 Statue of  Abe Lincoln is on the move NY Post

4/2/2011 The Painted Ponies Go Up and Down in Prospect Park WNYC

3/24/2011 American Chestnut Trees Return to NYC New York Times and Daily News

3/14/2011 Prospect Park Super-Volunteers Honored Prospect Heights Patch

March 2011 Partners in Design (Lakeside Center project)  Parks & Recreation Magazine 
  (pages 46 - 53)

2/22/2011 The New Face of Prospect Park
Park Slope Patch

2/18/2011 Winter birdwatching New York Times

2/5/2011 Prospect Park Hosts Annual Free Winter Jam NY1

1/27/2011 'Serving' Special Aces Park Slope Patch

1/5/2011 The Woman Who Changed Prospect Park for Good Park Slope Patch

12/18/2010 Bird Watchers Flock To Prospect Park CBS/1010 WIN

12/15/2010 Ground broken on Lakeside Center NY1 and NY Post

12/8/2010 Former Environmental Commissioner to Run Prospect Park New York Times

11/18/2010 Officials Ponder Gentler Ways to Handle Geese New York Times
   [related material: Proposed Prospect Park Canada Goose Management Plan]

11/15/2010 Dr. Playground helps repair NYC playgrounds ABC 7

11/12/2010 Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment Gets an "A" Associated Content/Yahoo

11/1/2010 City officials celebrate Vanderbilt Street Playground renovations NY1

10/30/2010 Prospect Park Raising Money to Restore Soldiers' Arch Prospect Heights Patch

10/26/2010 A Little Oasis in Concrete Jungle  Daily News 

9/27/2010 Urban Turn for Workers Accustomed to the Forest New York Times

9/7/2010 Getting a Tennis Court in New York City WNYC

7/30/2010 Couple Channel Olmsted to Create Land Bank Wall Street Journal 

7/11/2010 Park vs.Park (Prospect and Central) New York Times

5/20/2010 JFK monument returns to Grand Army Plaza Daily News 

5/18/2010 EPA Honors Park Protectors Daily News 

12/10/2009 Where Rink Now Stands, an Isle Is Planned New York Times 

5/23/2008 Leon Levy Foundation announces $10 million grant NY 1  |  NY Sun  |  NY Times

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