Tour Season in Prospect Park is Almost Here

Photo by Susan De Vries

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    The spring blooms are just starting to flower but it’s not too early to start planning your balmy weather excursions. This year, the Prospect Park Alliance is kicking off the season with a series of new walking tours exploring the architecture, history and natural wonders of the park.

    Organized with Turnstile Tours, the walks explore all the corners of the park and are offered as both public and private tours. On the tour “Waterways and the Wellhouse” you can follow the man-made streams created for the park and get a behind-the-scenes look at the restored Wellhouse, designed in 1869 by Calvert Vaux.

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    The Wellhouse. Photo by Susan De Vries

    If you feel you know everything about the park you may want to try the “Hidden Treasures of Prospect Park” to test your knowledge and learn more about current restoration efforts in the park. For engaging the youngsters, there’s “Family Fun in Brooklyn’s Backyard,” which includes a scavenger hunt and a carousel ride.

    Public tours are offered in the park every Sunday from April 28 through November 24, 2019. Tickets are required for each tour are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, veterans and service members and are $10 for children over 5. For the full schedule of tours and information on private tours, visit the Turnstile Tours info page here.

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