Walking tours led by one of the Park's foremost experts.
I’m Kate Papacosma, a landscape historian who has lived in Park Slope for twenty-one years. I’m proud to be a Brooklyn native, and although I grew up elsewhere, I’ve always been a New Yorker. Prospect Park was my first park. I have no conscious memories of it, but I think that it made such an impression on a certain level that I eventually returned to Brooklyn and dedicated myself to learning as much about the Park as possible. I earned my MA in Landscape Studies from The Bard Graduate Center and have written extensively about Prospect Park and Brooklyn / New York City history.
My tours are based on years of my own research and experience, not a list of facts written by someone else that lack interpretation or historical context.