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The Picnic House offers the perfect venue for private events and parties, with a spacious hall available for rental. The Picnic House features a hardwood floor, lighting and heating systems, and other amenities, in addition to a restored exterior. Best accessed from Litchfield Villa or the 3rd Street/Prospect Park West entrance, the Picnic House is a brick- and glass-enclosed pavilion with a terra cotta tile roof. This airy space can accommodate up to 250 guests for concerts and lectures or 175 for dinner and dancing. Tables and chairs are available to renters at no additional fee. Click here for more information about renting the Picnic House for a special event.
The Picnic House also offers a welcome comfort station for Park-goers taking full advantage of the vast open space of the Long Meadow. Next to the Picnic House, a shaded grove of picnic tables is spread out among the trees on a comfortable hillside that has been a favorite picnic site since the Park opened in 1868.
Click here to learn more about the history of the Picnic House.
The Picnic House is located behind Litchfield Villa (Prospect Park West near 5th Streeat) across the Park Drive.
By Public Transportation: MTA Maps
• F or G Train to 15th Street-Prospect Park or 7th Avenue station
• 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station
• Q or B Train to 7th Avenue station
• B61 Bus along 9th Street to 9th Street/Prospect Park West
From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, then Prospect Park West exit to 5th Street.
From Verrazano Bridge or Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Take BQE to Prospect Expressway, 10th Avenue/11th Avenue exit. Make a right onto 10th Avenue. Turn right onto 20th Street, and again right on 7th Avenue. Make a right on 3rd Street to Prospect Park West.
Permits & Rentals
Please call (646) 393-9031 x2 or click here for Picnic House rental information.
If you are planning an outdoor picnic with more than 20 people, you must call (718) 965-8944 for a permit.