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 Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Tennis Center and LeFrak Center at Lakeside are temporarily closed. Team sports are no longer permitted in the park, and our playgrounds are closed. In addition, all on-site events in Prospect Park are suspended at this time. 

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:

  • Healthy or sick, all New Yorkers need to stay home as much as possible.
  • When you are out, practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet away from others, and avoid congregating in groups.
  • 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.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing—do not use your hands.
  • 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.

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