Prospect Park Archives - Prospect Park Alliance

Prospect Park Alliance sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park to benefit the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home.

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Iconic view of the Long Meadow looking south, 1902, Prospect Park Alliance Archives

Prospect Park Alliance Archives

The history of Prospect Park is the history of Brooklyn. Once primarily farmland, Brooklyn changed drastically in the early and mid 1800s. Population boomed and with the swell of people came the need for urban greenspace. Famed designers Olmsted and Vaux meticulously crafted Prospect Park's 585 acres and the rest is history. Learn about the history of the Park from our archives.

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Lost Structures of Prospect Park

The Tall History of Prospect Park's Trees

A History of Picnicking in Prospect Park

Prospect Park’s Olde Athletics

Prospect Park's Wild Side

Delve into Prospect Park’s unusual animal past.

Landmarks Conservancy Highlights Prospect Park

Aerial View of Brooklyn, 1879

Learn about the history of Prospect Park