Prospect Park Maintenance Compound
March 21, 2018
Prospect Park Alliance has designed and is constructing a new maintenance and operations building in the Prospect Park Maintenance Compound, located inside the park at Prospect Park West and 7th Street. The $2.62 million building is funded through former Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council.
This new facility will provide a central location for offices and storage for Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks Landscape Management and Maintenance & Operations crews. These crews are currently housed in facilities around the Park, including the soon-to-be restored Tennis House. The project will not only relocate staff operations to an area already designated for park operations, including the main vehicle and equipment storage area, but will enable the Alliance to remove a series of storage containers that currently occupy the park's Center Drive, and also bring back the Tennis House to public use.
This energy efficient building is modeled after the forms and proportions of the existing historical buildings in the Maintenance Compound, including a former stable and workshop buildings. The facility is located on a slope between the lower yard and the upper yard of the Maintenance Compound, allowing the stacking of containers and the construction of a two-story building, one floor of which will be accessed on the upper level and one floor will be accessed on the lower level.
Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...