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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.
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.
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
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.
Litchfield Villa is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Park Administrator/Prospect Park Alliance: (718) 965-8951
• Parks & Recreation/City of New York: (718) 965-8900
• Volunteers: (718) 965-8960