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Be A Park Champion

The trees, birds, wildlife and our community depend on Brooklyn’s Backyard—become a Park Champion today!

What would Brooklyn be without Prospect Park? This treasure is essential to the health and wellbeing of millions of community members, and is home to Brooklyn’s only lake and last remaining forest: a critical habitat for hundreds of species of plants and wildlife.

Prospect Park Alliance sustains the park in partnership with the City, but we cannot do it alone. Be a Park Champion and play your part in keeping the park green and vibrant!

  • I will responsibly dispose of my litter.
  • I will stay on path in woodlands.
  • I will keep my dog leashed outside off-leash hours and areas.
  • I will enjoy the trees and not harm them by climbing or hanging objects.
  • I will smell the blooms but leave the flowers for bees and other pollinators.

Pledge to Be a Park Champion

Do you promise to do your part to keep the park green and vibrant? Then sign our pledge and become a bonafide Park Champion today.

Why Be a Park Champion?

The trees, birds, wildlife and our community depend on Prospect Park, and everyone needs to do their part in the park. Read a guide for the, “Why?” behind our stewardship guidelines.

10 Years After Sandy in Prospect Park

It has been 10 years since Superstorm Sandy arrived in…

Meet the Park Champion Mascot: Thelonious "Theo" Chipmunk

We received over 1,000 name submissions and votes for the new Park Champion mascot, and we’re pleased to announce that the winner is…Thelonious “Theo” Chipmunk!

Volunteer in Prospect Park

Becoming an Alliance volunteer is a great way to Be A Park Champion. Learn about the various types of volunteering and upcoming events in the park.

Caring for the Environment

Prospect Park is home to Brooklyn’s only lake and last remaining forest: critical habitat for hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. The care of these spaces is overseen by Prospect Park Alliance’s talented Landscape Management team.

Nature Activities

Enjoy crafts, activities and fun facts that are fun for the whole family and teach you how to Be a Park Champion from home!

October is Woodlands Month

Prospect Park is home to Brooklyn’s last remaining forest—comprising 250…

Eco-Friendly Picnic Guide

Prospect Park’s 585 acres are the perfect place for a get together. We’ve compiled 6 tips to help you Be A Park Champion to keep the park healthy and happy while you gather.

Wildlife Quiz

Think you know Prospect Park’s wildlife? Put your knowledge to the test with Prospect Park Alliance’s Wildlife Quiz.