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Prospect Park Alliance:
40 Years of Restoring Brooklyn’s Olmsted Masterwork
A Benefit for Stewart Park
Thursday, March 9, 7:00 pm at Cinemapolis
The Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium is sponsoring a benefit presentation by Prospect Park Alliance Vice-President and Landscape Architect Christian Zimmerman, FASLA, about the restoration of Prospect Park, a romantic 19th Century public park located Brooklyn and designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of Central Park and hundreds of other urban parks). Christian will be in Ithaca presenting two Prospect Park landscape restoration projects to more than 125 landscape architects and professionals at the 9th annual Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium on March 10 and 11. He has kindly agreed to present an illustrated overview of the Prospect Park Alliance’s 40 year park restoration effort, both as a benefit for Friends of Stewart Park and to inform our efforts to Revitalize Stewart Park for its 2021 Centennial Celebration.
Since the opening of the Waterfront Trail, many trail users now walk their dogs in the park, which technically is not allowed. Common Council is now considering allowing dogs on leash in the park, except for around the ‘Swan Pen’ and the Fuertes Bird Sanctuary. (Photo by Julian Euell “Postcards of Summer: Stewart Park”)
Did you know that many terrific REVITALIZATION park projects have already been completed?!
– New roof for the Boathouse
– Reconfigured gardens at the park’s entrance
– Mayor Stewart Memorial Flagpole
– Interpretive signs for the park’s historic buildings and overlook, and the Renwick Wildwood overlook.
– Restoration of the Picnic Pavilion and Fuertes Overlook.
– Planning of a New Playground and Spray Play Area
– Paddling Improvements
– Performance Plaza between the pavilions
– Exhibits about silent film history and park history at the Wharton Studio Building.