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Starting point: Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza
End point: Children’s Corner
This tour will explore the woodlands, meadows, and waterways of the park and will feature many of the park’s historic archways, the restoration of the 1912 carousel in Prospect Park, and Lakeside Brooklyn, the Prospect Park Alliance’s largest construction project.
Discover hidden treasures, natural wonders and little-known tales on these interactive guided tours of Prospect Park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. While taking in the beauty of this iconic park’s woodlands, waterways, wildlife, and landmarks, explore the fascinating layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology, to the architectural eras visible in the built environment, to the past and present of recreation and play. Explore how use of the park has changed over time, from the original vision of designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, to projects underway today that support environmental conservation, historic preservation, and recreational and cultural access for Brooklynites and visitors from around the world.
Prospect Park Tours are offered every Sunday at 10:30am.