Friday, May 8, 2009

Prospect Park

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      From Prospect Park Alliance

      It’s My Park! Day at Prospect Park

Saturday, May 16

    Hundreds of Volunteers will help care for Brooklyn’s great, landmark Park

      Take ownership of your Park! Join a citywide effort to tidy up and support our urban greenspaces, including Prospect Park. On It’s My Park! Day, our volunteers will be all geared up with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers. Come down and receive a free T-shirt and other goodies. Bring a friend!

      10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at the Wollman Rink in Prospect Park. The Wollman Rink is best accessed through the Parkside/Ocean Avenues entrance or the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance to the Park. Q, S, or B Train to Prospect Park station

      Call (718) 965-8960 for more information or visit

      For information on It’s My Park! Day events at other NYC Parks, visit

Volunteer at Prospect Park year-Round!

    Anyone can join the Prospect Park Volunteer Corps: individuals and families, students and retirees, friends and neighbors. Community and corporate groups are also encouraged to help the Park by joining the Volunteer Corps. Upcoming Volunteer information sessions will be held in the Litchfield Villa conference room, 95 Prospect Park West, between 4th & 5th Streets:

Cash For Trash

Volunteering to clean up the Park just got more rewarding! The Independence Community Foundation, a long-time Prospect Park supporter, has agreed to donate $10 for every bag of trash or plant debris collected by Volunteers before June 30th. Sign up to be a volunteer now, and help keep Prospect Park beautiful for years to come: or call (718) 965-8960

For more information on Prospect Park events, programs, membership, and volunteering, call the Park Hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit

Dial 311 for all Parks & Recreation information

In partnership with the City of New York and the community, the Prospect Park Alliance

restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the

natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities

and programs. Prospect Park’s 585 acres of meadows, waterfalls, forest, lakes,

and athletic facilities comprise a masterwork of urban green space.