Prospect Park





After completing Manhattan’s Central Park, Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Their designs are quite similar, and the area has a rich history including being the site of the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War. During World War II, Prospect Park was the host of Manhattan’s defense against aircraft. New York’s late urban planner, the famous Robert Moses, also played a part in the early years of the Park’s formation. After years of endurance, Prospect Park has survived wars, and threats of erosion or destruction. It is now one of the most famous parks of New York City, as it offers so many attractions aside from its natural beauty including the Picnic House, which accommodates outdoor parties, the Prospect Park Zoo, a boathouse, Auboudon Center, and the Spring Cherry Blossoms. The people of New York decided that the boroughs were getting too crowded, and now a wonderful park exists for citizens to relax and take a break from the fast-paced life that faces every New Yorker. This of course is totally free of charge, just the icing on the cake.











On a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon you can have many people strolling through Prospect Park.  Prospect Park is somewhat like a mini Central Park.  You can find people lounging on their picnic blankets curling up with a good book or simply taking a stroll along the many different pathways. 

            Unfortunately, due to our restraint on time, both Adam and I were only able to do a couple of things within the one hour that we spent there.  The first thing we did at Prospect Park was walk towards the Zoo.  We noticed that many parents simply flock to the zoo with their children in hand.  However, the park isn’t free so we decided to skip that adventure.  Right by the zoo, there is an old manor called Lefferts Historic House.  The Lefferts Historic House was built by a Dutch family in the 18th century farming village.  It gives visitors an idea of Brooklyn’s environment in the pre-Colonial times, complete with a working garden, historic artifacts, and documents, as well as period rooms and exhibits (