The crown jewel of Brooklyn’s parklands, Prospect Park covers 585 acres in the middle of the borough. Designed by Olmstead and Vaux, the team behind the construction of Central Park, Prospect Park is every bit as attractive as its Manhattan counterpart. The relaxing beauty of nature, the varied recreational areas, and host of cultural landmarks are used by the millions of annual visitors to the Park. The natural features include the last forest within Brooklyn’s borders, comprised of 30,000 trees representing more than 150 arboreal species, a man-made waterfall, brook, and lake that attracts diverse species of water fowl. Recreational attractions include eight baseball fields, the Prospect Park Zoo, the band shell used for the Celebrate Brooklyn! annual summer concert series, paddle boats on the lake, the lakeside renovation of the Wollman Skating Rink (in progress), tennis courts, numerous playgrounds, and a perimeter road used for biking, jogging, and walking.
For a complete list of phone numbers and information regarding extended services of the park, please consult: http://www.prospectpark.org/about/contact