Coronavirus Update - Prospect Park Alliance

COVID-19 Update

As of May 19, 2021 New York State has implemented the CDC's Interim Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or be socially distanced, however unvaccinated children and adults should wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Face coverings are required to enter any municipal building, regardless of vaccination status. In compliance with NYC's COVID-19 guidelines, facilities in Prospect Park have additional requirements for entry. Check our Tennis Center Safety page and Wedding Safety page for more details. People 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for a number of activities. Visit NYC Health's Key to NYC page for more information. Some events being held in parks by outside groups may have additional safety measures. Before attending, please check with the organizing group to confirm.

At this time, Prospect Park, including the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Tennis Center, park playgrounds and adult recreation areas are open with safety protocols in place. Please note that playgrounds, adult recreation and water play areas are not sanitized, and patrons are requested to follow safety protocols posted on site to keep our community healthy. Our restrooms are open; please visit our map for locations.

COVID-19 Vaccines
It has never been easier to get a COVID-19 Vaccine in New York City. Visit NYC's Vaccine Command Center page for more information on how to get vaccinated today.

COVID-19 Testing
Free COVID-19 testing is now available in New York City at more than 100 locations across the city. Visit the City's COVID-19 Testing page for more.

For more information about coronavirus and a guide on how to stay safe, please visit or contact the New York coronavirus hotline at 888-364-3065. You can also text COVID to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments from Notify NYC.

Please also help us keep the park green and vibrant, by following these stewardship guidelines: