| ||2007 Marks the 100 Anniversary of Prospect Park |
Designed by Garnet Baltimore, the first African American to earn a bachelor's degree from RPI. The park was constructed on the site of the Warren Estate overlooking the City with vistas of the Hudson River Valley. Prospect Park was a model recreational area when it opened a century ago.
65 Prospect Park Road, Troy NY 12180
Prospect Park is a city owned park centrally located within the City of Troy. One of three major parks in the City. The park consists of approximately 80 acres of land conveyed by the Warren Family to the City of Troy by deed dated December 23, 1902. Prospect Park's 14 court Tennis Facility is the only major tennis facility of its type (public or private) in the Troy Area. The facility represents 56% of all the public courts within the City. Prospect Park opens each season in early April and remains open through early November.
The park offers many surfaces for the public including:
- 14 tennis courts
- 4 handball courts
- 2 Basketball Courts
- Picnic Areas
- Softball Field
- Soccer Field
- Comfort Station
- Picnic Pavilion
- Volleyball Court
- Spray Pool
- Nature Trail
- Roadway which surrounds the park with eight parking areas.
Friends of Prospect Park
Friends of Prospect Park in Troy, New York, is a nonprofit group dedicated to the promotion of the park as a place where the public can find refreshment for body and spirit.
Prospect Park is a unique gem in the middle of the City. It provides spectacular, 20-mile, panoramic vistas to the south, west, and north. Rare species of trees, like the Catalpa, European Beech, Hawthorne, and Magnolia grace its grassy expanses; and its history goes all the way back to Uncle Sam.
Since 1998 the Friends have worked to improve the park, and every year we have achieved something new: There is a great children's playground area with swings and slides galore; a new sign at the front entrance; tennis courts are abuzz with activity; a fountain provides refreshment in summertime; musical family events thrill children in the summer; a summer soiree sweeps guests off their feet; bathrooms at the comfort station and under the swimming pool have been renovated; and fall and spring cleanings and hundreds of new bulb plantings ensure the park stays beautiful.