Prospect Park Tour
Explore Prospect Park on this 2-hour guided walking tour and learn about historic restoration and environmental preservation work in the Park, including cultural and recreation projects currently underway. This interactive experience explores how Prospect Park has changed over time, from the original vision of designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux to the ways in which the Park is used today. Tours begin at Grand Army Plaza and take visitors through many of the key natural and historic landmarks of the park, including the breathtaking Long Meadow, the innovatively-designed LeFrak Center at Lakeside, and the Ravine, the largest natural forest in Brooklyn. This tour also features a special behind-the-scenes visit to historic sites and features within the park.
These tours are offered by Turnstile Tours on behalf of Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains, restores, and advances the Park in partnership with New York City.
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What's included :
- Knowledgeable and engaging tour guide
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238-5600
Tours begin on the front steps of the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238. The nearest subway stations are at Grand Army Plaza (2,3) and 7th Av (B,Q).
Pass By: Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch, 20 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238-5600
Our tour will begin at Grand Army Plaza where visitors will see and learn about architecture from the City Beautiful Movement that adorns this grand entrance to the park, including the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch.
Stop At: Prospect Park, 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
Visitors will explore features of the natural and built environments in Prospect Park, including Brooklyn's largest forest, the longest urban meadow in the United States, and various water features, including waterfalls, creeks, and Prospect Park Lake. We'll also see sculptures, memorials, and historic sites, including The Boathouse, Picnic House, and The Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Entrance: Lincoln Rd. or Flatbush Ave. at Empire Blvd. Wollman Rink, Brooklyn, NY
This historic structure is home to one of multiple structures in the park that has Guastavino Tiles. Designed by architects Helmle, Huberty, and Hudswell, this 1905 structure was saved from the wrecking ball by activists in the 1960's. Today the Boathouse is home to the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first audubon center in an urban park in the United States.
Pass By: Lefrak Center at Lakeside, 171 East Drive Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Our tour will end at the Lefrak Center at Lakeside, a sustainably designed skating rink and recreational center that faces out onto Prospect Park Lake and a newly restored natural habitat for turtles, fish, and waterfowl.
Departure Point :10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
Departure Time :10:30 AM
Return Detail :LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn, 171 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. This tour operates rain or shine and involves walking 2 miles/ 3.2 kilometers on foot with a few stops that have places to sit down.
- A 10% gratuity for your tour guide is not included but is culturally appropriate and appreciated if you enjoy your tour experience.
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- With advance notice, this tour can accommodate a wheelchair- and stroller-friendly route. Please contact the company with at least one week's notice.
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Travelers from states designated by New York State as having significant COVID-19 community spread are required to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York and may not take a tour with Turnstile Tours during this period.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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