The Prospect Park Alliance has announced that the new Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area will open this Sunday, October 6. You’ve probably seen the space, fenced off and filled with trees damaged by storms and other materials from within the Park, just off of the East Drive, about halfway between Grand Army Plaza and the Zoo.
Designed in Olmsted and Vaux’s rustic tradition, the project returns the lawn to its historic purpose as “The Children’s Playground.”
Natural elements such as sand and water encourage unstructured free play, allowing children to exercise their minds as well as their muscles.
If you stop by on Sunday to play, let us know what you and the kids think!