Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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The Picnic House

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    The Litchfield Villa

    by Nathalie_B Updated Nov 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: You won’t be able to see that much inside the Villa itself. It is now used by the park administration. If you’d like to get information about using one of the park’s facilities this would be the right place to go. But the Litchfield villa has a pretty interesting history and the architecture is great. The history of the Prospect Park starts right there. The founder of the house named Clark Litchfield was forced to give his dream castle and surrounding 24 acres of land to the city of Brooklyn in a1868. Later the Prospect Park was built by, the designers of NYC Central Park, Olmsted and Vaux.
    You can read the full story HERE
    Litchfield Villa is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
    To get there take the "F" train to 7th. Avenue station.
    Phone number for arranging special events 718-965-8969

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    The Picnic House

    by Nathalie_B Updated Nov 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Once you've seen or maybe even visied the Litchfield Villa walk down hill back to the Park and you'll find yourself infront of the Picnic House. This place provides you with nice tabels for a picnic, restrooms and it is available for private events too. By the way, you can find there a soda vending machine as well, in case you're thirsty.
    To get there take the "F" train to the 7th Avenue station.

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    • Theme Park Trips

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