We are pleased to present the results of our yearlong community engagement effort to seek ideas and a future vision for Prospect Park’s former Rose Garden, located in the northeast corner of the park.

HST worked with the Prospect Park Alliance (PPA) and Grain Collective to engage local communities in the future vision of this little-known landscape. We engaged over 2,000 community members and local stakeholders over the course of this outreach effort, and gathered over 3,000 ideas. This work was made possible through the support of the Altman Foundation.

Ideas for the reimagined Rose Garden were gathered through a series of interviews, focus groups, “pop-up” events, in-person and online surveys, and workshops. Our efforts were focused on the many diverse communities that use and border the park—particularly communities of color, young people, low-income families and new immigrants. Reaching out in multiple languages and varied formats, and partnering with local community groups ensured that people whose voices are often missing from local decision-making helped shape the future of the park.

Learn more about the project and view the report here.

Learn more about PPA’s work with Hester Street and Grain Collective at a conversation held in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza on Saturday, June 16, at 2 pm.