Beautifying the Landscape
With more than 10 million visits each year, the Alliance provides year-round maintenance of Prospect Park to help protect and sustain its landscapes, from providing additional crews to collect litter in peak summer months, to repairing landscapes and historic structures, to creating new Park amenicties.
The Alliance’s award-winning design and landscape management teams are dedicated to preserving Olmsted and Vaux’s original vision for Prospect Park while advancing the Park to meet the contemporary needs. A dedicated crew of arborists, horticulturists and landscape architects ensures a seamless balance between the Park’s natural and designed landscapes. Among the Alliance’s acclaimed restoration projects are the historic Prospect Park Carousel, Boathouse, Picnic House, Tennis Center, Parade Ground and the Bailey Fountain and Arch at the Park’s formal entrance, Grand Army Plaza.
In 2013, the Alliance completed our greatest accomplishment to date, Lakeside. Spanning more than 26 acres and designed to honor the original Olmsted and Vaux vision, this $74 million project restored and redesigned an underutilized section of the Park for the benefit of the community. It features the Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Esplanade, and Chaim Baier Music Island.
Current projects include the restoration of the Long Meadow Ballfields and improvements to the northeast perimeter of the Park.
The Vision for Lakeside
The Alliance has received numerous design awards.