Get the New Prospect Park App
September 20, 2016
Looking for more ways to better explore and appreciate Brooklyn's Backyard? Prospect Park Alliance has launched the Park's first mobile app. The app is available now for iPhone, and Android. Through generous funding from the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in The New York Community Trust, the Alliance was able to create an app that will help visitors better navigate the Park and discover its many destinations and attractions. It is also intended to help visitors expand their knowledge of Park history, wildlife, nature and much more.
The app is focused on an interactive map, which is designed to help visitors make the most of all of the Park’s 585 acres, and features a number of categories of destinations, from family-friendly fun to historic monuments and sites, recreation, natural areas and places to enjoy with dogs. In addition, the Park can be grouped into regions, to better explore and discover new areas, and you can track your progress in the Park through an activity log that tracks how much of the Park you have explored, and the distance covered.
A Learn + Explore section includes fun, interactive games and challenges that test your knowledge of Park history, nature and trivia, as well as exploration of the Park. Visitors can earn badges and prizes as they complete challenges and learn more about the Park.
The app also keeps you up-to-date on all the latest Park news and events, how to get involved as a member or volunteer with the Prospect Park Alliance, and general Park information, including hours, directions, event venues, permits and more.