Practice drawing techniques while learning about the natural world, architecture, and design of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on this special “Sketch & Walk” tour with artist Nick Golebiewski and Turnstile Tours. In 2014, Nick started “Nick’s Lunchbox Service,” a project to draw whatever he sees, wherever he happens to be, every single day – seven years later, Nick hasn’t missed a day yet, and he enjoys sharing his sketching techniques to capture the city’s built and natural landscapes. On this tour, Turnstile’s knowledgeable and engaging guide will share interesting stories about the park and its history, while Nick will guide participants in simple drawing exercises at each stop. Nick’s preferred sketch books and pens will be provided to attendees with your ticket purchase, and no drawing experience is necessary!
In-person tours are now being offered, but with modifications to protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the public. Please review the guidelines below before booking.
- Tours are limited to 10 participants.
- Access to public restrooms may be limited throughout the tour, so please plan accordingly.
- All tour participants are required to wear a mask that fully covers their nose and mouth for the duration of the tour.
- Everyone on the tour should remain at least 6 feet apart from all people who are not in their immediate pod or group, as per social distancing guidelines.
- Participants traveling from out of state must abide by all state and local quarantine rules. See New York’s travel and quarantine information here.
- In the interest of caution, if you are feeling ill before the tour, please contact us, and we can reschedule or refund your ticket.
- All tour participants agree to share contact information for the purposes of contact tracing, and that information may be shared with public health officials, as per New York City and State mandates.
- In the event that a tour participant, in the judgement of the guide, jeopardizes the health and safety of another guest, a guide, or a member of the public (e.g. refuses to wear a mask, refuses to abide by social distancing guidelines, etc.), engages in verbal or physical harassment, displays discriminatory or threatening behavior, or otherwise interferes with the experience of others, they will be removed from the tour, and no refund will be issued.
- These guidelines are based on current City and State mandates and recommended guidelines. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19, and by taking a tour with Turnstile Tours and going outside, you voluntarily assume such risks. Please review our full statement and guidelines on COVID-19 health and safety.
- Even if you have been partially or fully vaccinated, you must abide by all of these rules.
- General Admission: $49 per person
- Seniors (65+): $44.10
- Students and Veterans: $44.10
- Children (5-12): $24.50
- Prospect Park Alliance Members: 25% off
- Children under 5 are welcome to attend free
- Advance ticket purchase is required
Prospect Park is a 585-acre park located in the center of Brooklyn. Tours may begin and end at different locations, so please take note of this when booking. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, or view the Prospect Park map.
Click the map below for Google Maps directions. If traveling by public transportation, visit mta.info for directions and service alerts.
Hidden Treasures, Sustainable Prospect Park, Art & Architecture Tours
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 either the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, located in the southeast corner of the park near the Parkside Av (Q) subway station, or at the Children’s Corner, near the Prospect Park (B,Q,S) station.
These tours are offered on behalf of the Prospect Park Alliance, 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