Park Alliance celebrated the grand opening of the Lullwater Nature
Trail at the park’s Boathouse at the Audubon Center on Tuesday
with Keyspan CEO Robert Catell and children from the Maple Street
School of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and PS 230. Keyspan sponsored
the trail’s creation.
The trail – just under a mile – features a new 100-foot-long
arbor (pictured at left with children from the Maple Street School),
hand-built to the exact specifications of an Adirondack-style
arbor originally built in the area in 1869 by Prospect Park designer
Calvert Vaux. The arbor features benches for scenic viewing and
the trail has interpretive signs to help visitors along a self-guided
tour. There is also available printed material and audio guides
with portable disc players.
Over the next two years, the Lullwater Trail will be joined by
Peninsula, Midwood and Ravine trails that will form a 2.5-mile