Opening Week at Prospect Park


On April 2, the Prospect Park Alliance celebrated the start of season, kicking off the day with a guided nature tour and carousel rides. Nearby, at Long Meadow Ballfield, a few ambitious athletes threw a baseball around, preparing for their upcoming leagues. Then at noon, members of the Brooklyn Bird Club gathered guests and identified all the birds they found: chirping sparrows, purple finches, and even a white-eyed vireo. Located around Atlantic Flyway, Prospect Park is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 250 species spotted each year.

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the mid-19th century, Prospect Park is one of Brooklyn’s most treasured destinations, a national landmark, a peaceful escape from the city. And the Alliance, through its events and efforts, keeps the Park clean, safe, and beautiful. They seek to make the park fun for both people and their pets and they are enamored with all the actives it has to offer, like horseback riding and catch-and-release fishing. So come visit Prospect Park. These days, it’s altering everything you’ve come to expect from a traditional New York City park experience.

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