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Prospect Park do-gooders build path to pleasure

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A quirky band of do-gooders built a path to a notorious public sex spot in Prospect Park to keep horny woodsmen from trampling nature while knockin’ boots.

Litter Mob, a group of trash-collecting volunteers, built a 50-foot-long wood-lined path atop an overgrown trail last week to prevent horndogs from damaging soil and killing plants while searching for the forest’s equivalent of an hourly motel.

The group — which has cleaned up pounds of condom wrappers, lube packets and other kinky unmentionables — hopes the path will keep any clothes-off activities on-trail in the Midwood section of the park.

“I don’t care if people have sex — but all the little trails they leave behind are really bad for the forest floor,” said Marie Viojen, a photographer and park advocate who heads the group.

The path will help prevent soil erosion, protect tree roots, and keep the park’s flora and fauna thriving, she said.

The hillside patch of woodland, near the carousel by Center Drive, has long been a spot for gay cruising. It has also come to be known for its piles of trash, empty bottles of booze, food wrappers, and more risque refuse.

That’s why Litter Mob — which includes a New York University student, a French guy, and an ecology writer — meets twice a month to clean the area, documenting strange and beautiful findings, like sex toys and colorful birds, via photograph.

The group spent two hours last week with the Prospect Park Alliance’s natural resource team, hauling dead tree limbs to flank the path to pleasure. They then dug grooves in the soil and staked them into place.

The refurbished path makes it easier to reach the outdoor sex spot, but visitors should know that those who make the most of the Midwood could still find themselves facing charges of public lewdness.

Park spokesman Paul Nelson said his volunteers weren’t building the path to encourage outdoor sex, but were instead simply sprucing up a trail that already existed.

“They were cribbing the steep part for better footing and to control erosion,” he said.

Viojen now says the city should dedicate employees to regular trash collection at the litter-plagued, nature-threatened site, which she hopes the path helps to some degree.

On Tuesday, she returned to pick up more trash see if the path kept park-goers from getting wild too close to the wildlife.

“It looks…well used,” she said.

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at noneill@cnglocal.com or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
Updated 8:16 am, March 22, 2012
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Reasonable discourse

Bay Ridger from Bay Ridge says:
Parks Dept can't even do a good job of picking up trash... anywhere in the park. In ANY of the parks in Brooklyn.

Time to get rid of them and outsource to private companies,
March 22, 2012, 9:38 am
ATM from sunset says:
Bay Ridger, you really don't know what you're talking about. The park is severely understaffed and the weekend crowds neglect to clean up after themselves (especially when the weather gets nice). This has come after initiatives to encourage park goers to take care of their own trash when having larger gatherings by bringing their bags to the park perimeter. Parks and the Alliance (a not for profit that oversees the park) have their hands full after every weekend, not to mention the vast amount of resources that have gone into the massive storm damage cleanups the park has experienced over the last 2 years. If you care about the park, how about you walk on over to the Villa and offer your opinions and/or services. I'm sure the Volunteer Department wouldn't mind an extra hand. Your comment is uniformed (being that you seem to think that park is completely ran by Parks and Recreation) and serves no purpose.
March 22, 2012, 10:18 am
Bay Ridger from Bay Ridge says:
ATM, thanks for your comments. Parks in Brooklyn are a disgrace. They are full of litter, weeds, unmowed lawns, untendened, uncare for, decrepit. As a park-user, I am fully informed in that regard.

I am also aware that New Yorkers are slobs. Don't expect them to pick up after themselves; they don't; they won't. Not going to happen.

I strongly believe that hiring private firms to service the parks will yield a better result, likely at less cost, in a competitive environment.

It's a sorry state the the City has to rely on volunteers to provide basic care for our parks. If that's the case, let local communities/neighborhoods be responsible. If they won't do it, sell the land and build condos.

P.S. The Parks Dept no longer responds to my comments/opinions. I tell them when the lawns in Cannonball Park are unmowed and their park manager says they are; end of story.
March 22, 2012, 11:53 am
I love NYC says:
The people cleaning the park are New Yorkers. Instead of complaining why don't you show up?
March 22, 2012, 1:13 pm
Don't Get It from Windsor says:
I don't get it. You are not allowed to smoke in the park but you can have sex. This world is getting crazy.
March 23, 2012, 4:13 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
But the first thing every hipster says when there is an developed space is "We need another park."

We need to take care of the parks we have before creating new ones. Obviously we have more parks than we can take care of.
March 23, 2012, 7:23 am
Andrew from Williamsburg says:
Don't Get It - Of course it's not legal to have sex in the park. Did you read the whole article?

"The refurbished path makes it easier to reach the outdoor sex spot, but visitors should know that those who make the most of the Midwood could still find themselves facing charges of public lewdness."
March 23, 2012, 8:02 am
Patty from Cake says:
Butt-sex garden was part of the original plan of the park, to commemerate the site where native american tribes did chocolate hole sex for centuries. That is, until imperialists came and changed the landscape.
Honor their history.
March 23, 2012, 11:10 am
Patty from Cake says:
Butt-sex garden was part of the original plan of the park, to commemerate the site where native american tribes did chocolate hole sex for centuries. That is, until imperialists came and changed the landscape.
Honor their history.
March 23, 2012, 11:11 am
Patty from Cake says:
Butt-sex garden was part of the original plan of the park, to commemerate the site where native american tribes did chocolate hole sex for centuries. That is, until imperialists came and changed the landscape.
Honor their history.
March 23, 2012, 11:11 am
Patty from Cake says:
Butt-sex garden was part of the original plan of the park, to commemerate the site where native american tribes did chocolate hole sex for centuries. That is, until imperialists came and changed the landscape.
Honor their history.
March 23, 2012, 11:11 am
Fatima from Cobble Hill says:
Do my chocolate honey-hole. I love backdoor.
March 25, 2012, 9:20 am
Leftkowitz from Ditmas Park says:
at least they are having SAFE SEX. Glad these do-gooders cleaned up and created the pathway. I'm sure that my Park Slope friends that visit said area appreciate their efforts in providing a cleaner F'ing Spot. I prefer the comfort & privacy of my SEX DUNGEON . . . wink - wink!
March 27, 2012, 1:34 pm
Leftkowitz from Ditmas Park says:
at least they are having SAFE SEX. Glad these do-gooders cleaned up and created the pathway. I'm sure that my Park Slope friends that visit said area appreciate their efforts in providing a cleaner F'ing Spot. I prefer the comfort & privacy of my SEX DUNGEON . . . wink - wink!
March 27, 2012, 1:34 pm
John Rutherford from Auburndale says:
As a gay man I can only say that I am totally ashamed about this littering and destroying of all things beautiful a piece of greenland has to offer... Go and do it in an alley like strays, for all I care, but to destroy nature and litter it with the remnants of your bit of fun that nobody else is involved in and yet everybody elsecgets inconvenienced by it, I find really disgusting.
Ever considered that your playground is the actual habitat of other living creatures?
Oct. 31, 2014, 3:49 pm
Redbonedfreaknyc from Adam says:
I love the dirty condoms. Gives me plenty to play with.
April 17, 2016, 5:05 pm
phil from bklyn says:
i blew my 1st guy in prospect park. in an underpass i loved it wish i could again hope other can feel the same rush
May 29, 2017, 5:43 am
phil from bklyn says:
i got laid their to a big dick after i was blowing guys their for awhile about 3 months and so gay now and love it
May 29, 2017, 5:46 am

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