...Frederick Law Olmsted's work has passed the test of time; his work in Druid Hills set the stage and continues to influence metro Atlanta...
|Prospect Park, located in
Brooklyn, was the main focus of Olmsted's life from 1865 to 1873. As with many of his
projects, he devised the park's layout with Calvert Vaux.
Prospect Park was made up primarily of the "Long Meadow", the "Ravine"
and a great lake. The park is filled with winding carriage paths and lush landscape.
They carved the lake out of a hilly section of the terrain that existed. They used a large
pump to fill the area with water.
Another feature of the park was the children's play area that Olmsted created complete
with play equipment and and small pool for children.