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Explore how the 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. For over 150 years, the 585-acre Prospect Park has been a showcase for beautiful public buildings and artwork, with Beaux-Arts, City Beautiful, the New Deal Modernism, and contemporary LEED-certified projects. This theme-based tour will examine some of the fine architectural details and ongoing restoration work, from the era of Vaux and Olmsted to the present day. Participants will explore the woodlands, waterways, and meadows of the park with the backstories of such highlights as the ornate and uniquely designed archways, the Boat House, the 1912 Prospect Park Carousel, and the LeFrak Center at Lakeside.