Designed by Olmsted and Vaux of Central Park fame, and made up of magnificent sweeps of broad lawns and grand vistas, Prospect Park’s Long Meadow is the longest unbroken swathe of green space in New York. Aiming to create spaces where people could escape the city and crowds, Olmsted’s park boasts a number of notable features, such as Stanford White’s colonnaded Croquet Shelter, and the pools and weeping willows of of the Vale of Cashmere.
The Music Grove bandstand shows Japanese influences and hosts both jazz and classical music concerts throughout the summer. The park has a wide variety of landscapes, from classical gardens dotted with statues to rocky glens with running brooks. A favorite feature of the park is the Camperdown Elm, an ancient and twisted tree planted in 1872, which has inspired many poems and paintings.
There are a myriad of activities to enjoy in the park, from baseball and birdwatching to skating and nature programs.
95 Prospect Park, West Brooklyn, New York 11215, Phone: 718-965-8951
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