Prospect Park Waterways

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

A small brick building with a wooden arch over the front door and colorful gingerbread trim
Credit: Turnstile Tours

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

How can I get tickets? Entry to this location is free, but requires tickets distributed via lottery. Enter the lottery anytime between 12:00pm on Thursday, October 13 and 12:00pm on Friday, October 14.

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Join Turnstile Tours as we explore Prospect Park’s waterways! Take a close look at the ingenious drainage system and the chain of manmade streams and ponds that terminate in Brooklyn’s largest lake; follow the park’s scenic watercourse; and go inside one of the most unique features of the park: the 1869 Wellhouse. The Wellhouse is the park’s last remaining building by park designer Calvert Vaux and once housed the machinery that fueled the watercourse. It was recently restored by the Prospect Park Alliance and converted into the first composting restrooms in a NYC park.

There will be steps to access the Wellhouse basement, and there are some uneven paths and steep slopes through the park’s Ravine.