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Science Friday Visits the Park

September 15, 2020

Prospect Park Alliance recently had a visit from the folks at NPR Science Friday! Reporter Clarisa Diaz spoke with Prospect Park Alliance’s Director of Landscape Management, John Jordan, about Prospect Park, home to Brooklyn’s last remaining forest. Jordan spoke about the Alliance’s founding mission to sustain the park’s natural areas, our multi-decade effort to restore our 250 acres of woodlands, and how climate change is affecting our woodland restoration efforts. Give it a listen below, and read  an accompanying article about equity and natural areas, and how the heat island affect impacts communities most in need on the Science Friday website. 

Prospect Park Carousel is a Treasure of New York

September 18, 2018

Prospect Park’s historic Carousel was recently a feature of THIRTEEN’s Treasures of New York, highlighted as an “Historic Gem in Brooklyn.” The segment tells the history of carousels in Prospect Park, including the current carousel, which was built in 1912 by one of the foremost carousel designers of the day, Charles Carmel. It came to the park in 1952, but fell into disrepair in the 1970s. In 1990, the newly formed Prospect Park Alliance—the non-profit that sustains, restores and advances the park—undertook the restoration of the Carousel in an effort to return this landmark to its original glory. The project was a great success, and today the Carousel and its 53 hand-carved horses (plus assorted dragons, giraffe and deer) is just one of the many attractions that draws millions of visitors to the park each year.

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Today, the Carousel is one of Prospect Park’s most popular venue for children’s birthday parties! Learn more about having your next party at this beloved landmark.