Prospect Park Alliance Celebrates 30 Years
Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains the Park in partnership with the City of New York. We provide the majority of the staff and resources that keeps the Park green and vibrant. In this slideshow, learn about the origins and work of the Alliace.
New York City was in the midst of a fiscal crisis and Prospect Park was serious disrepair, with only two million visits a year in 1979—the lowest number in Park history. A group of concerned citizens began lobbying for localized stewardship of the Park, leading to the appointment of Tupper Thomas as the first Prospect Park Administrator in 1980.