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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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The History of Prospect Park
History of Prospect Park Alliance
Lost Structures of Prospect Park
The Tall History of Prospect Park's Trees
Explore Prospect Park’s Waterways
Take a free, self-guided audio tour of Prospect Park’s watercourse—a…
Grand Plans for a Grand Plaza
Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver,…
Postcards from Prospect Park
A History of Picnicking in Prospect Park
Prospect Park Alliance Celebrates Black History Month
Happy Black History Month! Prospect Park Alliance is celebrating this important…
The Prospect Park Dairy’s Throwback Menu
Today, Prospect Park visitors can enjoy a range of tasty…
Prospect Park’s Olde Athletics
Prospect Park's Wild Side
Delve into Prospect Park’s unusual animal past.
Prospect Park's Baseball History
Statues of Prospect Park
Prospect Park’s Scandalous First Wedding
It probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that Prospect Park…
Highlights from the Bob Levine Collection
You may recognize from past Throwback Thursdays that many of Prospect…
Landmarks Conservancy Highlights Prospect Park
Prospect Park’s Top Hats
Prospect Park Landmarks
Winter Archives Gallery
Aerial View of Brooklyn, 1879