Presented in partnership with the 

Prospect Park Alliance


Tour Highlights:

  • Offered on select Sundays at 10am and select Friday evenings at 6pm
  • 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

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 PMWindsor 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

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.

Assistive_Listening_Devices_2With at least 24 hours advance notice, 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.

access-lowSeveral of our staff members are experienced in verbal description and offering touch tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision. 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.

Please contact us via email at or call us at (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 discounted membership (up to 26% off) to your purchase when reserving tour tickets. Click here to see the membership levels and benefits.

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