Presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance

People sitting on Long Meadow in Prospect Park

Tour Highlights:

  • 2-hour guided walking tour celebrating the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park
  • Explore the history of architecture, recreation, and conservation in this 526-acre park
  • Discover hidden treasures, natural wonders, new facilities, and upcoming events
  • Prospect Park Alliance members receive discounted admission, and participants can purchase a discounted annual membership
  • Check back in January for 2018 tour dates
  • Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on this special series of guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn. These tours will examine the Park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology, to the architectural eras visible in the built environment. Prospect Park is a reflection of Brooklyn; its history traces that of the city around it, and it is today an important gathering place for many diverse communities that call the borough home. Learn about the Alliance’s historic restoration and environmental preservation work in the Park, including cultural and recreation projects currently underway.

    Through this interactive experience, explore how use of the 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 will begin at several different locations throughout the year, but each tour will include visits to many of the key natural and historic landmarks of 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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    General Admission: $20 per person

    Seniors (65+): $18 per person (10% off)

    Children (5-11): $10 per person

    Prospect Park Alliance Members: 25% off

    Children under 5 are welcome to attend free

    Advance ticket purchase is required.

    Discounts for veterans: World War II veterans and World War II-era defense workers receive free admission for this tour. Other veterans and and active-duty military personnel receive a 25% discount – just select these ticket types when making your reservation.

    2 hours

    We ask tour participants to please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start so that we can begin on time.

    Prospect Park is a 526-acre park located in the center of Brooklyn. Tours begin at three different locations, so please take note of the starting point when booking your tour. Each tour follows a different route and has a different end point as well. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, or view the Prospect Park map.

    Click each of the maps below for Google Maps directions to each starting point. If traveling by public transportation, visit for directions and service alerts.

    Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 6.44.50 PMGrand Army Plaza

    Starting Point: Tours begin on the front steps of the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza. The nearest subway stations are at Grand Army Plaza (2,3) and 7th Av (B,Q).

    End Point: These tours end at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, located in the southeast corner of the park near the Parkside Av (Q) and Prospect Park (B,S,Q) subway stations.

    Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 6.48.58 PMBartel-Pritchard Square / Windsor Terrace

    Starting Point: Tours begin in the center of Bartel-Pritchard Square, a traffic circle located at the junction of Prospect Park West and 15th St in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood. The nearest subway station is at 15th St-Prospect Park (F,G).

    End Point: These tours end at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, located in the southeast corner of the park near the Parkside Av (Q) and Prospect Park (B,S,Q) subway stations.

    Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 6.52.12 PMParkside Avenue / Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    Starting Point: Tours begin at the southeast Park entrance located at the junction of Parkside Ave and Ocean Ave. The nearest subway stations are at Parkside Av (Q), Prospect Park (B,S,Q), and Winthrop St (2,5).

    End Point: These tours end at the Lefferts Historic House, located on the east side of the Park near the entrance at Empire Blvd. The nearest subway station is at Prospect Park (B,S,Q).

    Prospect Park Tours are offered on select Sundays at 10am and on select Friday evenings at 6pm. Please be sure to note the starting location when selecting your tour date.

    1672754-inline-iconbwThis tour is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, but will involve walking or standing for the full 2 hours and traveling approximately 2 miles on foot. Each tour will have a different route, and we try to utilize the most accessible pathways, but there may be some uneven paths, steps, or steep hills. If you have any questions or concerns about any accessibility accommodations, or would like more detailed information about the tour route, please contact us.

    Hearing access symbol that shows an ear with radio signals emanating from the earAssistive listening devices – With at least 24 hours advance notice, portable FM assistive listening devices with headsets or neck loops can be made available for all public and private tours. Please note in your reservation or contact us at least 24 hours prior to your tour if you or a guest in your party would like to use a receiver. We cannot guarantee that assistive listening devices will be available if the request is made within 24 hours of the tour start time.

    Accessibility symbol that shows a person walking with a cane to indicate services for visitors who are blind or have low visionVerbal description and large print materials – All of our tours are designed to be multi-sensory. We also have staff members who are experienced in verbal description and have led tour programming for visitors who are blind or have low vision. We can also make available all of our materials in large print upon request. Please notify us in advance either when making your reservation or by contacting us if you would like your public or private tour to be staffed accordingly so that we can ensure a fully-inclusive experience.

    American Sign Language Accessibility Symbol American Sign Language interpretation – We seek to offer accessible experiences for all visitors. As such, with at least two weeks advance notice, we will seek to provide American Sign Language interpretation free of charge for visitors who are deaf for all of our tours. To place a request, please contact or text or call +1(347)903-8687.

    For people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities – We celebrate diversity in learning styles and abilities. With advance notice for public or private tours, we have the capability to provide accessible and inclusive programming for people with development and/or intellectual disabilities and their family members and friends. For example, with advance notice, we can provide a sensory-friendly experience for private groups of visitors with autism that includes visual supports and non-verbal tools before and during the visit (social narrative, visual schedules, etc), fidgets, as well as multi-sensory and kinesthetic approaches. With advance notice for public tours, Turnstile Tours can provide these accommodations and can also assign a staff member who has extensive experience leading programs for people with and without intellectual and development disabilities.  Please contact or text or call +1(347)903-8687 for more information.

    Please contact us via email at or call or text us at +1(347) 903-8687 for more information.

    These tours are offered on behalf of the Prospect Park Alliance to celebrate the founding of Brooklyn’s iconic park 150 years ago. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to restore and maintain Prospect Park after a long period of steady deterioration and decline. The Alliance works to preserve the natural environment, restore historic design and provide public programs and amenities for the Park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year. If you would like to become the member of the Alliance and support their work, you can add a membership to your purchase when reserving tour tickets. Membership levels include:

    • Friend ($35): Prospect Park Alliance aluminum water bottle, $35 off a Citi Bike annual membership, invitations to fall and spring Member Tours & Trails, and 10% off season passes for ice skating, roller skating, bike and boat rentals at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside
    • Supporter ($100): Prospect Park Alliance tote bag, invitation to Member Creatures of the Night tour, subscription to Brooklyn Magazine, $1 off a beer at the Smorgasburg Beer Garden, and complimentary skating admission on Wednesdays
    • Family Supporter ($150): All of the Supporter benefits, plus unlimited rides on the Carousel (for family of four), invitation to Members Morning at Children’s Corner, and $25 off children’s birthday party rentals at the Carousel, Lefferts Historic House, LeFrak Center at Lakeside, and the Tennis Center

    Click here to see the membership levels and benefits.

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