Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse
Prospect Park Audubon Center at the BoathouseEast Dr Brooklyn, NY 11215
The Audubon Center opened on April 26, 2002, the birthdate of both John James Audubon and Frederick Law Olmsted. It is the result of a unique partnership between the Prospect Park Alliance and Audubon New York. After a four year, five million dollar renovation that restored the 97 year old building to its original beauty, the nation's first urban Audubon Center opened. The center is the first of 1,000 nature education facilities to be built across the country by the year 2020, with a goal of reaching one in four schoolchildren nationwide. The first-of-its-kind center in Brooklyn will serve as a model for environmental education in urban areas.