During this tour of PROSPECT PARK, guides from Central Park and Prospect Park will jointly explore Olmsted’s unique vision and legacy while comparing and contrasting the two parks and what they tell us about his evolution as a designer over the decade separating their construction. Built in different geographical and political contexts, Prospect Park and Central Park share many similar structures hallmarks—varied terrain and meandering paths to spark curiosity, grand vistas to inspire awe—that speak to Olmsted’s lasting influence on landscape design and public space — elements we continue to appreciate and benefit from today.
Olmsted 200: Parks in Conversation (Prospect Park Tour)
Hosted by Central Park Conservancy; Prospect Park Alliance; Turnstile Tours
April 23 – 24, 2022