ABOUT PROSPECT PARK
Stretching across 585 acres, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is one of New York City’s most beloved public spaces. Opened in 1867, today, over ten million nature lovers, picnic goers, runners, and explorers benefit from the park each year. Prospect Park is abundant with idyllic woodlands and waterways, including the Long Meadow and the Ravine, which a wide range of flora and fauna call home. It also boasts a number of cherished recreational facilities and venues including the Prospect Park Zoo, the Boathouse and Audubon Center, and the Prospect Park Bandshell.
Diligent conservation efforts testify to the cardinal importance of the park to New York City’s life. In 1975, the park was designated a New York City scenic landmark. In 1987, Prospect Park Alliance was incorporated as a non profit with the mission of conserving the park’s natural life, restoring its buildings, and developing free and low cost public programming. The Alliance is responsible for caring for Prospect Park’s 30,000 trees, which include more than 175 species. Prospect Park’s lush ecosystems invite us to be in symbiosis with nature as we witness The Last Stand and contemplate our relationship to the trees.
ABOUT PROSPECT PARK ALLIANCE
Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s Backyard, working in partnership with the City and the community. The Alliance provides critical staff and resources that keep the green and vibrant for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home. The Alliance cares for the natural environment, restores buildings and landscapes, creates innovative park destinations, and provides free and low-cost education, recreation and public programs. Learn more at www.prospectpark.org.
ABOUT NYC PARKS’ ART IN THE PARKS PROGRAM
For over 50 years, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has brought contemporary public artworks to the city’s parks, making New York City one of the world’s largest open-air galleries. The agency has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with arts organizations and artists to produce over 2,000 public artworks by 1,300 notable and emerging artists in over 200 parks. For more information about the program visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art