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Walk/Run for Prospect Park

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Add to Calendar 03-11-2012 03-11-2012 15 Walk/Run for Prospect Park UPDATE 11/2/12: All funds raised from the Walk-a-Thon will be dedicated toward the repair and restoration of the Park cause by Hurricane Sandy. Help raise funds for maintenance, restoration, and programming at Prospect Park by participating in this 5k run/walk. Enter at 15th Street and Prospect Park West (Bartel Pritchard entrance). http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=119591 Prospect Park true DD/MM/YYYY

November 03, 2012
8am runners; 9am walkers
Prospect Park
Windsor Terrace
All Ages
$10; $5 for children younger than 12
Description: UPDATE 11/2/12: All funds raised from the Walk-a-Thon will be dedicated toward the repair and restoration of the Park cause by Hurricane Sandy.

Help raise funds for maintenance, restoration, and programming at Prospect Park by participating in this 5k run/walk. Enter at 15th Street and Prospect Park West (Bartel Pritchard entrance).

Address: 15th Street and Prospect Park West
Windsor Terrace, NY 11215
Phone: 718-965-6992
Website: www.prospectpark.org

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Venue Description: Designed in the 1860s by the architects of Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park was to be a natural and serene haven for the people of Brooklyn. Today, it continues to provide visitors a break from the city, and much more. One of the park's main features is the aptly named, 90-acre, Long Meadow, which includes seven ball fields and is a wonderful location for picnics and family fun. The park also encompasses a 60-acre lake, Brooklyn's only forest, seven playgrounds, a tennis house, a zoo (with more than 80 different species), and the nation's first urban Audubon center. The largest area of Prospect Park is covered by the 143-acre Ravine, which is famous for its intricate manmade watercourse of pools, streams, and waterfalls.

In the winter, Wollman Rink is open for ice-skating; in the summer, the same area is filled with families in paddleboats. Also in the summer, Prospect Park is the home of the Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts Festival, which attracts a quarter of a million concertgoers each year. Along with other concerts, Celebrate Brooklyn takes place in the Bandshell, which has plaza seating for 2,000 and a lawn that can accommodate up to 5,000 visitors. It also offers one of the country's largest outdoor movie screens. One of the most interesting and unique aspects of the park is the Lefferts Historic House, built by the Dutch in 18th-century Flatbush, a farming community at the time. It has historically appropriate toys, rooms, and activities. Here, the whole family can trace Brooklyn's history all the way from pre-colonial times. Also a favorite among children is the beautiful turn-of-the-century carousel, offering rides on horses, giraffes, and chariots.

Upcoming Events at Prospect Park:

  • Natural Disruptions Art Installation - 09/30/15 - 08/31/16
  • Smorgasburg - 04/03/16 - 10/23/16
  • Roller Skating - 04/09/16 - 10/01/16
  • Nature Exploration - 05/05/16 - 09/25/16
  • Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers - 05/07/16 - 09/25/16
  • Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues - 05/07/16 - 09/25/16
  • Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party - 05/13/16 - 10/14/16
  • Meet the Goats - 06/01/16 - 08/31/16
  • Yoga in the Park 2016 - 06/02/16 - 08/25/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn: PHILADANCO - 08/02/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn Benefit Concert: Beirut - 08/02/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn Benefit Concert: The Lumineers - 08/03/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn: Run Lola Run with live score by The Bays/Joan as Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis - 08/04/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn: Morgan Heritage/British Dependency - 08/05/16
  • The Prospect of a New Best Friend - 08/06/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn: The Hubble Cantata/Tigue - 08/06/16
  • The Prospect of a New Best Friend - 08/06/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn: 'Labyrinth'/Donny McCaslin Group - 08/10/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn Benefit Concert: Herbie Hancock - 08/11/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn: Dr, Dog with the Knights - 08/12/16
  • Celebrate Brooklyn: Andra Day/Son Little - 08/13/16
  • Free Carousel Rides - 08/21/04
  • Winter Break in Prospect Park - 12/30/04