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Prospect Park

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.
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