Exploring Prospect Park’s East Side

Janes Walk


Led By Andrew Gustafson, Prospect Park Alliance / Turnstile Tours

For more than 150 years, Prospect Park has served as “Brooklyn’s Backyard,” a vital public space for recreation, gathering, and enjoying natural beauty. On this guided in-person walk, we will explore Prospect Park Alliance restoration projects along the eastern edge of the park that have improved access and amenities, including the restored perimeter and new entrances along Flatbush Ave, the restoration of the Carousel, and Lakeside, as well as projects in progress like the reimagined Vale and renovation of Lefferts Historic House. Along the way, we will take in the beauty of this iconic park’s woodlands, waterways, wildlife, and landmarks, and explore the fascinating layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology, to the architectural eras visible in the built environment. This walk will last approximately 90 minutes.

The walk will cover approximately 1.5 miles and will be on accessibly paths, but there are some slopes, uneven ground, and broken pavement. The tour will begin and end near subway stations, bike parking, and CitiBike stations.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: Art & Architecture, Environment, History & Culture
Language: English
Under a bridge in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Richcook01. Modifications: photo cropped