Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted's Other Masterpiece
With Kate Papacosma
This tour highlights key destinations created by Prospect Park co-designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux commencing in 1866. We’ll follow the Park’s winding watercourse through meadows and woods, discussing how residents of Brooklyn, a thriving independent city from 1834 to 1898, sought to create a park to compete with New York’s Central Park. The Park’s backstory is dramatic and fascinating. Art, science, politics, public health, public relations, and more are woven into every aspect of its design. You’ll also be drawn in by the personalities of those who fought to make this 526-acre national treasure not only a reality, but an astonishing, enduring work of art for all.