Coronavirus Update - Prospect Park Alliance

COVID-19 Update

Prospect Park Alliance is working closely with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) and other city agencies to respond to the quickly evolving health pandemic of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and well-being of our staff, patrons and entire community is our top priority.

Please note that the LeFrak Center at LakesideProspect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Tennis Center , and 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.

Visit our Virtual Prospect Park page for ways of enjoying the park from the comfort of your home or on solo jaunts for exercise and nature.

We would also like to share the importance of following the directives outlined by the New York City Department of Health to help keep our community healthy:

  • Stay home if you are sick: only leave home for essential medical care and testing or other essential errands.
  • When you are out, practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet away from others.
  • Please wear a face covering: people who do not show symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19. A face covering can help prevent the spread, so you should wear one whenever you leave home.
  • If you are sick or in close contact with people who are sick, and you need help getting medical care, call 311. NYC will provide care regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The DOH has an easy guide to the best hand-washing practices.

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

If you have specific questions about the virus, please visit the NYC Department of Health website 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