The New York Landmarks Conservancy's Tourist in Your Own Town series explores some of New York’s best hidden gems as well as some of the classic iconic landmarks. In this video from the series, we take a look at Prospect Park, the famous Brooklyn Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted’s and Calvert Vaux.
Take a look at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, a scenic landmark that covers almost 600 acres and contains splendid sculptures, historic memorials, and incredible architecture. Designed in 1865, the park is considered Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's masterpiece.
Prospect Park is a milestone in the 19th-century movement to create naturalistic parks in America's cities as a response to increased industrialization. James Stranahan initially conceived the park in 1864.
A few highlights of the video include Grand Army Plaza, the 1857 Litchfield Villa, the Lefferts House, the Boathouse, Concert Grove and the Oriental Pavilion.
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