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LeFrak Center at Lakeside Kicks Off Spring Season
Posted: 4/01/2014

With its first winter of ice skating a huge success, the LeFrak Center at Lakeside is now gearing up for its first spring season, which will kick off this month. Bringing roller skating officially to the Park, the Center offers a range of enjoyment perfect for the warmer weather.

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Join the Arbor Day Tree Celebration
Posted: 4/01/2014

In honor of Arbor Day, a Community Tree is planted each year by the Prospect Park Alliance through generous contributions from its supporters, with proceeds benefiting the care of the Park’s natural landscapes.  Supporters are invited to help place the tree at a special Arbor Day ceremony in the Park.

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Celebrate Spring at the Prospect Park Fair
Posted: 4/01/2014

As the Park starts to bloom, the second annual Prospect Park Fair is back at the Bandshell on April 26 with more music, food trucks and family fun. 

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Prospect Park Carousel
Posted: 4/01/2014

It’s finally springtime and the Prospect Park Carousel is officially open for the season. But did you know that the current Carousel was not the first in Prospect Park? 

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Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 4/01/2014

The Prospect Park Alliance is fortunate to have a dedicated corps of close to 5,000 volunteers, who each year donate nearly 27,000 hours of service to to help keep Prospect Park clean and beautiful, as well as support the Alliance's education programs and other activities in the Park. Among them, Daphne Dixon is one of the most passionate.

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Five Things to Look Forward to This Spring in Prospect Park
Posted: 3/03/2014
From family entertainment to exploring nature, Prospect Park is full of great things to enjoy this spring. Join us for cherished traditions such as the season’s first ride on the Carousel, or new favorites like roller skating at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside and Pop-Up Audubon. We’ve compiled a short list of five great things to do this spring. 
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A Frozen Muse
Posted: 3/03/2014

For generations Prospect Park has been a muse for writers, artists and musicians. Most recently the Park inspired Prospect Park Alliance members Bobby Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez to co-write the score for Disney’s hit feature Frozen.  The couple’s lead single “Let It Go” won Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards.  

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The Prospect Park Alliance Launches Junior Volunteer Corps
Posted: 3/03/2014

Are you a parent of a young volunteer? This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance launches the Junior Volunteer Corps, a stewardship program that invites families and elementary-aged groups to help with spring cleaning, making your favorite Park look its best. The program is a great way to encourage environmental awareness and volunteerism throughout a child's life. 

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Making a Green Park Greener
Posted: 3/03/2014

The LeFrak Center at Lakeside is one of Prospect Park’s most visited destinations. In addition to providing a new recreational amenity on the east side of the Park, Lakeside was built in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

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Support Your Park: Become a Sustainable Member
Posted: 3/03/2014

When asked why he supports the Prospect Park Alliance, Ben Bohen, co-owner of Acme Wine & Spirits in Park Slope, answered, “It was the right thing to do.” He and his partner Peter DuBois, a theatre director, donate to the Prospect Park Alliance through the Sustainable Giving Program in which members automatically make a monthly contribution rather than an annual donation to the Park. 

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From the Archives: Prospect Park Greenhouses
Posted: 3/03/2014

While today in Prospect Park the term green brings to mind sustainable design and environmental stewardship, in the late nineteenth century another type of green was in vogue. 

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Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 1/31/2014

Prospect Park Alliance Lakeside Maintenance Supervisor Alex Boure is essential to presenting Olmsted and Vaux's vision for the Park. He leads a crew of seven maintenance workers who clean up litter and report damage. They are focused on the Park's newly restored Lakeside, as well as other areas on the east side part of the Park. Alex takes great pride in keeping Prospect Park looking its best. "There is no greater feeling of accomplishment," he says, "than walking away from a freshly cleaned lawn." 

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From the Archives: Remembering George Washington
Posted: 1/31/2014

In 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, the country celebrated George Washington’s 200th birthday with a reenactment of his inauguration, which featured a period barge, carriage, costumes and a full-scale replica of his birthplace, Mount Vernon, in Prospect Park. 

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Enjoy a Winter Walk in the Park: Lookout Hill, the Maryland Monument and the Wellhouse
Posted: 1/31/2014

Winter yields a rare treat for park visitors on a scenic walk to the top of Lookout Hill. When the trees have surrendered their leaves, they grant an unobstructed view that stretches as far as Coney Island’s Parachute Jump on a clear day. If you start at the Boathouse, a twenty-minute walk will get you to the peak with a few interesting historic points of interest along the way, including a memorial to troops who protected George Washington during the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn, and the Wellhouse.

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The LeFrak Center at Lakeside Opens in Prospect Park
Posted: 1/02/2014

The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside is now open! Last month, the Prospect Park Alliance and the City held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Prospect Park’s most anticipated new attraction. Following the celebratory event, the Center opened for Alliance members and the public to enjoy skating, food, and fun.

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Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 1/02/2014

Eve Schwartz is part of a team at the Alliance that designs all of the educational programs and exhibitions about the Park’s natural habitats, including such popular programs as Pop-Up Audubon. 

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Winter Work in the Park
Posted: 1/02/2014

Despite the serene, snow-covered meadows and frozen streams, the Alliance is hard at work in the winter months to prepare Prospect Park for spring, pruning trees, removing invasive plant species, and controlling erosion. 

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Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 11/27/2013

Landscape Architect Christian Zimmerman has been committed to preserving Olmsted and Vaux’s vision in restoring Prospect Park since 1990, when he began a dramatic rescue of the desolate Ravine. Christian recently oversaw the creation of Lakeside, one of the largest upgrades in the Park’s history.

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Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 10/31/2013

At some point over the last 6 years, you may have seen Martin Woess in the Park maintaining the trails, restoring the woodlands, or cleaning the Lake in a large, floating contraption, known locally as the Lake Mess Monster.                                                             

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Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area
Posted: 10/01/2013
Funded by a gift from Donald and Barbara Zucker, the Prospect Park Alliance is using trees damaged by recent storms and other materials from within the Park to create a beautiful and natural exploration area and enliven the northeast portion of Prospect Park. Read More
 

 

Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 9/30/2013
It would be impossible to restore our favorite Park without a skilled person to manage rare photos, drawings, and records. Meet Amy Peck: archivist, native New Yorker and Doctor Who fan. She explores the history of Prospect Park through a large collection of historic photos, maps, letters, documents, surveys, and records. This month Amy shared some secret Park history, including the forgotten Mount Vernon replica and an overlooked creator of Prospect Park.
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Nickelodeon’s World Wide Day of Play: Event Details
Posted: 9/20/2013

Nickelodeon’s World Wide Day of Play is coming to Prospect Park on Saturday, September 21.

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Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 8/30/2013
Have you ever had a birthday in the Park? Gone to see the Philharmonic? Or run the Brooklyn Marathon? If you have, you are living testament to the incredible work of the Prospect Park Alliance Special Events Department. This month we are getting to know the director, Jasmine Haynes.Read More
 

 

The Prospect Park Book: Hot Off the Press
Posted: 7/31/2013
Prospect Park: Olmsted and Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece is now available online and in bookstores.Read More
 

 

Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 7/31/2013
This month we are getting to know Alden Maddry. Alden is an architect for the Prospect Park Alliance who has been crucial in many of the recent renovations around the Park. Read More
 

 

Smart Tap Comes to Prospect Park
Posted: 7/02/2013
Thanks to a donation from Smart Tap LLC, the Prospect Park Alliance is pleased to announce that six Smart Tap bottle-filling stations are coming to Prospect Park this summer.Read More
 

 

Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 6/28/2013
We are pleased to introduce Ragan Rhyne, our new Vice President of Development. Ragan is looking forward to working with our supporters to make a great Park greater.Read More
 

 

Shoreline Clean-Up in the Park
Posted: 6/17/2013
Last week, Prospect Park staff, volunteers and Parks workers hired through the NYS Department of Labor joined together to clean-up debris that had fallen, been washed or blown into the Lake.Read More
 

 

Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 5/31/2013
As summer seems to have arrived, we thought it would be the perfect time to get to know Max Medozile, Administrative Park Manager. His job is to help keep the Park looking great!Read More
 

 

Prospect Park Alliance Statement on the Great GoogaMooga
Posted: 5/22/2013

We’ve heard – and share – concerns about the impact of GoogaMooga on the Park’s landscape and on Park users not attending the event, and wanted to take this opportunity to address some of those concerns.

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Getting to Know Your Park
Posted: 4/30/2013
Volunteer Corps play an important role in the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of the Park. This month we had the pleasure of catching up with super volunteer, Ankeeta Shah.Read More
 

 

Getting to Know Your Park!
Posted: 4/01/2013
Meet Raine Martin, Grant Writer for the Prospect Park Alliance. Raine’s effervescent personality brings rays of sunshine throughout our offices. We had an opportunity to sit down with Raine to find out more about her work here at the Alliance. Not only does she love the work she does, she truly loves Prospect Park!Read More
 

 

Why the Great GoogaMooga
Posted: 3/28/2013
In May Prospect Park will once again host the Great GoogaMooga Festival. We appreciate the comments we receive from the public. We will monitor those as well as the quality of the event and how it is managed as we continue to assess the value this event brings to Prospect Park and all of its users.Read More
 

 

Help the Park, Help Your Neighbors
Posted: 2/28/2013

The NYPD is recruiting new Auxiliary Police to help patrol in Prospect Park.
Auxiliary Police provide extra "eyes and ears" for the Police Department by performing uniformed foot and vehicle patrols. They are trained to observe and report conditions requiring the services of the regular police. Join today and help the Park you love!

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Staying Safe in the Park
Posted: 1/23/2013
If you’ve been in the Park recently, particularly in the evening, you may have noticed a more visible police presence. 
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Lincoln Road Playground to Reopen on Saturday
Posted: 1/11/2013
The Prospect Park Alliance is pleased to announce that the Lincoln Road Playground will reopen on Saturday, January 12 at sunrise (7:19 a.m.). 
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New York Cares Coat Drive
Posted: 11/20/2012
Keep a New Yorker warm. Donate a coat today at one of our three park locations.
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Hurricane Sandy Update
Posted: 10/30/2012
All of us at the Prospect Park Alliance hope that you have come through Hurricane Sandy without serious harm. With a storm the size of Hurricane Sandy, it was inevitable that Prospect Park would sustain some damage. Proceeds from the November 3rd Walk-a-thon will be dedicated to the repair and restoration of Prospect Park.Read More
 

 

Prospect Park Alliance: Celebrating 25 Years!
Posted: 8/31/2012
For 25 years, the Alliance has proudly worked to restore and maintain Prospect Park for all of Brooklyn. Read about our past and ongoing initiatives.Read More
 

 

Update on the Park Drives
Posted: 6/15/2012
As part of the Road Sharing Taskforce recommendations, DOT has determined that pedestrian activated push buttons can be installed at all traffic signals in the Park. DOT has already begun installing and activating the push buttons on the West Drive, including at the 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 12th Street crossings.Read More
 

 

New Lane Configuration on Park Drive is Now in Effect
Posted: 6/05/2012
DOT has finished restriping the Park Drive and is nearing completion of the pedestrian icons. DOT has declared that the new regulations for the Park Drive are now in effect.Read More
 

 

Thoughts on The Great GoogaMooga Event
Posted: 5/25/2012
Thank you to everyone who shared their views with us regarding the Great GoogaMooga. Many found much to enjoy and we also heard a variety of concerns. We appreciate hearing your thoughts and will keep them very much in mind as we review the event.Read More
 

 

Prospect Park Drive Guidelines
Posted: 5/17/2012
The work by DOT continues on the Park Drive to restripe the roadway. You may see volunteers in the Park, and in the neighborhoods surrounding the Park, distributing these information cards in the coming days in an ongoing effort to raise awareness about the changes.Read More
 

 

My Volunteer Story
Posted: 5/10/2012
Nick Safian is a high school student who grew up in the neighborhood and decided to fulfill his 40-hour volunteer commitment serving in the Park where he played throughout his childhood. Read his essay which describes the profound effect his volunteer experience had on how he now views life.Read More
 

 

Update on the Road Sharing Taskforce
Posted: 5/03/2012
DOT will begin implementing Road Sharing Taskforce Phase 1 recommendations on May 11. DOT will start by removing existing stripes and icons and begin striping (repainting) the lanes with the new designations and icons. This includes high visibility crosswalks. Also, two additions have been made to improve pedestrian safety.Read More
 

 

Singapore Day 2012
Posted: 4/13/2012
Singapore Day 2012, scheduled for Saturday, April 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., is a free public event that is open to all.Read More
 

 

Road Sharing Taskforce Update
Posted: 4/06/2012
The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) have now finalized the plan with 2 additions, and DOT will begin implementing the Phase 1 Actions in early May.Read More
 

 

DOT Roadwork in the Park Begins Today
Posted: 3/21/2012
Beginning Wednesday, March 21 at 10 p.m., DOT will begin to make repairs and repave the stretch of the Park drive from Park Circle to the Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue entrance.Read More
 

 

The Great GoogaMooga Comes to Prospect Park
Posted: 3/08/2012
Prospect Park is delighted to be the location for The Great GoogaMooga on May 19 and 20. Superfly has a proven track record of producing outstanding festival experiences and has become renowned not just for music but also for the culinary offerings at its events. Some of the food world’s most talented personalities will be at The Great GoogaMooga. We are thrilled that they chose to come to Prospect Park.Read More
 

 

Road Sharing Taskforce Public Meeting Recap
Posted: 3/08/2012
A special thank you is in order for the members of the Taskforce, especially Dany Cunningham who chaired the Taskforce. They represented a wide variety of Park users and everyone worked together for the common good. It was a model of how different groups, with sometimes conflicting needs, can all come together to help make Prospect Park safer.Read More
 

 

Road Sharing Taskforce Highlights
Posted: 2/28/2012
In 2011, the Prospect Park Road Sharing Taskforce was convened to examine how the full range of Park users (runners, walkers, competitive cyclists, recreational bikers, etc.) can safely share the Park Drives. The goal was to examine together how the various uses intersect and what measures can be implemented to foster the safe use of the Park for everyone. Recommendations will be presented at a Public Meeting this evening.Read More
 

 

Public Meeting: Sharing the Park Drives
Posted: 2/24/2012
On Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m., Prospect Park's Road Sharing Taskforce will present the recommendations it made to Parks and DOT on how Park users can safely utilize the Park Drives. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this public meeting.Read More
 

 

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