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Prospect Park Hidden Treasures: Waterways and Wellhouse Tour

14 July 10:30am - 12:30pm
Organized by: Turnstile Tours + Prospect Park Alliance
Venue: Prospect Park, Meeting Location: On the front steps of the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn
11238

Prospect Park is an engineering marvel, designed around an ingenious drainage system and a chain of manmade streams and ponds that terminate in Brooklyn’s largest lake. This tour will follow the park’s scenic watercourse and delve into how Prospect Park Alliance maintains and supports this complex system. The tour will explore the past and present of the park’s woodlands, waterways, wildlife, and landmarks, and will end with a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most unique features of the park: the 1869 Wellhouse, the park’s last remaining building by park designer Calvert Vaux, which once housed the machinery that fueled the watercourse and was recently restored by the Alliance and converted into the first composting restrooms in a NYC park.