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Reimagine Prospect Park: Vale Restoration

Transforming the Prospect Park Vale into a place for Brooklyn’s diverse communities.

Through funding from the City, Prospect Park Alliance is transforming key landscapes in the northeast corner of Prospect Park. Untouched by restoration for more than 50 years, the area has recently benefited from the restoration of the Flatbush Avenue Park Perimeter and creation of two new park entrances, a major restoration of the Vale woodlands, as well as path and lighting improvements to make this area of the park more welcoming and accessible to the public.

To shape the vision for these restored landscapes, Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that cares for the park in partnership with the City, collaborated with Hester Street in an intensive, two-year community outreach process in 2017-2018, and came back to the community in Spring 2022 to share this vision prior to embarking on the design.

Learn more about our vision for the Vale, and how community feedback has shaped our plans for restoration.

The Vale
Originally a children’s playground, the Vale includes two important landscapes, the historic Children's Pool, a decorative water feature, and also a former rose garden designed by famed designers McKim, Mead and White in the 1890s. Untouched by restoration for more than 50 years, Prospect Park Alliance is restoring the site to enhance its woodland character while making the area more welcoming and accessible for all.

Vale Restoration Plans

Learn about our plans to restore the Vale.

About the Vale

Learn about the history of these historic landscapes.

Our Findings

Read a report summarizing the findings of our community engagement efforts in 2017-2018 for a shared vision for the Vale.

Our Process

Learn more about the community-driven process that led to a shared vision for the Vale.

Become a Member

Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains the park. We provide critical staff and resources that keep the park green and vibrant. Become an Alliance member and enjoy great benefits to enhance your park experience.

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