Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York Celebrates 150 Years 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York celebrates its 150th Anniversary 2017.
Prospect Park, the 585-acre green heart of Brooklyn, is arguably the best park in New York City, even its famed designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert B. Vaux, considered it their masterpiece. Its the largest public park in Brooklyn, and receives over 8 million visitors annually. It’s surrounded by landmarks such as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, The Barclay Center, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). The park was created on October 19, 1867.
Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after their completion of Manhattan’s Central Park. Main attractions of the park include the 90-acre (36 ha) Long Meadow; the Picnic House; Litchfield Villa, the pre-existing home of Edwin Clark Litchfield, an early developer of the neighborhood and a former owner of a southern section of the Park; Prospect Park Zoo; a large nature conservancy managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society; The Boathouse, housing a visitors center and the first urban Audubon Center; Brooklyn’s only lake, covering 60 acres (24 ha); the Prospect Park Bandshell that hosts free outdoor concerts in the summertime. The park also has sports facilities including seven baseball fields in the Long Meadow, and the Prospect Park Tennis Center, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and the New York Pétanque Club in the Parade Ground. There are numerous memorials and the famous Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch (originally named the Defenders Arch). There is also a private Society of Friends cemetery on Quaker Hill near the ball fields, where actor Montgomery Clift is interred.
Brooklyn-born 2016 Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, “A Future To Believe In” Rally, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, April 17, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
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