1 Park, 7 Days, 500 People – Prospect Park Needs You!

500 for the Park

Goal: 500 donations
Closes: May 1, 2014

We have met our goal of 500 for the Park, but we aren't finished! For every gift made by May 1, we will get an additional $20 per gift!

$28,300 Raised
626 Donors
0 Days Remaining

Give back to Prospect Park!

From Hurricane Sandy to the more recent harsh winter weather, the past few years have been rough on Prospect Park. The Prospect Park Alliance, which partners with the City to preserve, restore and maintain the Park, is working harder than ever to keep Prospect Park clean, safe and beautiful.

Thanks to everyone who participated in 500 for the Park, a seven-day campaign to generate 500 donations of any size for the Park, we have met our goal three full days before the deadline, and will receive the generous $25,000 challenge grant from Lorraine and Gordon DiPaolo.

But we aren't done!

Due to the success of this campaign, the Prospect Park Alliance's Board of Directors has issued a second challenge. For every additional gift made by 11:59 pm on Thursday, May 1, they will contribute an additional $20 per gift for Prospect Park. If you haven't had the opportunity to participate, now is your chance!

If you have contributed, we need your help to spread the word! Here is how you can help:

  • Participate by Making a Donation

  • Email the Link to Your Friends and Family

  • Share on Facebook and Tag Prospect Park

  • Share on Twitter with #500ProspectPark @prospect_park

  • Share on Instagram with #500ProspectPark and your Favorite Photo of the Park

Working in partnership with the City, the Prospect Park Alliance oversees the day-to-day operation and long-term stewardship of Prospect Park, and plays a significant role in funding the Park’s operating budget. Alliance staff includes arborists, groundskeepers, woodland ecologists, aquatic specialists and educators. From everyday tasks such as planting new trees and repairing broken playground equipment, to long-term conservation and restoration projects, much of the work the Alliance does happens so quietly that daily visitors might not notice it.

Thank You For Your Support of 500 for the Park!

May 2, 2014 - Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 500 for the Park campaign, which was a great success! For those of you who are new to the Prospect Park Alliance, we hope that you will stay involved, and invite you to sign up for our E-news, become a Member, or attend an Event.

May 1, 2014 - We reached 600!

Less than 12 hours left of our 500 for the Park campaign, and we reached the 600 donor mark! Where will we be at midnight tonight? Keep spreading the word, and thank you for all your support!

April 29, 2014 - 3 Days Left and Broke 500!

Thanks to the amazing support of all of you we have broke our 500 goal, and earned $25,000! However, the campaign continues! Stay tuned to learn of the next steps in the 500 for the Park campaign!

April 26, 2014 - 70% there!

Can we do it before the end of the weekend?!

April 25, 2014 - Ready, Set, Go!

Arbor Day is the perfect day to launch the Prospect Park Alliance’s spring challenge, 500 for the ParkBe one of the first 500 to donate to Prospect Park to help us earn a $25,000 challenge grant!


April 25, 2014 - Go Team Go!

Just under four hours in and we're already at 30% of our goal! Can we get to 250 by the end of the day?!


April 25, 2014 - We've reached $10,000, now help us reach 250 supporters!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our campaign, we have now raised over $10,000 for Prospect Park. Now we hope to hit 250 supporters in our first day of the challenge. Help us reach this goal by continuing the spread the word, and thank you again for your support!

April 25, 2014 - Halfway there!!

Halfway to our goal in less than a day! To those who have donated so far, thank you for showing your love for Prospect Park!