Virtual Program: The Hidden Secrets of Prospect Park’s Water System
Brooklyn’s biggest lake is in Prospect Park – but where does all of the water in the lake come from? Join our friends at Turnstile Tours for a live virtual visit to Prospect Park, where we will explore not just the lake, but all of the waterfalls, streams, and ponds that run through the park, and the pipes that run underneath it!
We’ll learn how the water system works, and how it has changed throughout history. We’ll also go behind the scenes inside the Wellhouse; Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit that sustains the park, recently transformed this historic building, which once housed machinery for pumping water into the lakes and streams, into the first composting toilets in a NYC park.
We’ll explore how this environmentally friendly system works and get to see the bugs and worms that help break down waste from the bathrooms! This program will be hosted by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program.