Home Visit the Park Support the Park Volunteer Calendar of Events Parties/Permits Environment Education About

Donate

E-News

Related Information:

 

    Home  >  Visit the Park  >  Places to Go  >  Litchfield Villa
PrintPrint     

Plan Your Visit
Places to Go
Audubon Center
Ballfields
Bandshell
Carousel
Concert Grove
Drummer's Grove
Grand Army Plaza
Greenmarket
Kensington Stables
Lakeside
Lefferts Historic House
Litchfield Villa
Long Meadow
Music Pagoda
Nethermead
Parade Ground
Peninsula
Picnic House
Playgrounds
Ravine
Rustic Shelters
Tennis Center
Tennis House
Wollman Rink
Zoo
Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area
Activities
Interactive Park Map
Upcoming Events
Shop

 
Litchfield Villa

 HoursDirections | Contact

Built in 1857 by renowned architect A.J. Davis (who also designed the famous Gothic mansion, Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY), the Villa was condemned by the City of Brooklyn in 1868 for the creation of Prospect Park. The Villa now houses borough headquarters for City of New York/Parks & Recreation, as well as the offices of the Park Administrator and the Prospect Park Alliance.

Lichfield Villa stairway

At the Villa, you’ll also find the Office of Special Events, where you can receive permits for a variety of special Park uses. Limited public parking is available.

Litchfield Villa stands on a hilltop, 280 feet above sea level with views overlooking the Long Meadow and the surrounding neighborhood down to the Gowanus Canal and New York Harbor. With its dramatic towers and skylit cupola, it is a stunning example of mid-19th century romantic Italian architecture.

Click here to learn about the history of Litchfield Villa.


Directions

Litchfield Villa is located inside the Park at 95 Prospect Park West, near 5th Street.



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

By Car:
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.

Hours
Litchfield Villa is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

Contact
• Park Administrator/Prospect Park Alliance: (718) 965-8951
• Parks & Recreation/City of New York: (718) 965-8900
• Volunteers: (718) 287-3400



Interactive Park Map   Prospect Park Alliance

Become a Member  |  Volunteer  |  Press Room  |  Employment Opportunities  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us
Home  |  About  |  Visit the Park  |  Support the Park  |  Shop  |  Calendar  |  Parties  |  Permits  |  Environment  |  Education


©2008 – 2014 Prospect Park Alliance. All rights reserved. Site powered by Atlas Workcenter.