5 Tips to Celebrate National Trails Day

May 31, 2024

June 1 is National Trails Day and the kick off of our Be a Park Champion campaign in Prospect Park!Enjoy the wood-chipped trails in Prospect Park, and pledge to leave your park better than you found it every day.

Prospect Park’s 585 acres are home to Brooklyn’s last remaining upland forest and only Lake. ýapp sustains these scenic spaces for the benefit of our community and the flora and fauna that call it home. As we kick off the summer season, help support your park with every visit to Brooklyn’s Backyard.

Take our pledge and #BeAParkChampion today!

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5 Ways to Be a Champion:

  1. Mascot holding sign-Park ChampionCare for the park’s 30,000 trees,the lungs of Brooklyn:please do not hanghammocks ordecorations, and avoid climbing or breaking branches.
  2. Stay on designated paths to protect fragile wildlife habitats:groundnesting birds make their home on the forest floor. Keep pets leashed and on paths too!
  3. Carry out all that you bring into the park:litter pollutes Brooklyn’s Backyard and harms the many wildlife who depend on our woodlands and waterways.
  4. Volunteer in Prospect Park:take a hands-on approach to caring for the park by volunteering this summer!
  5. Enjoy our free Nature Programs:visit the Prospect Park Audubon Center to learn about park wildlife, from buzzing pollinators to our birds, turtles and so much more.