Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ground Broken On Prospect Park's $ 70 Million Dollar Lakeside Skating Center

City officials broke ground on the new $70-million mega Lakeside skating center in Prospect Park today. The center was originally set to cost $50 million when it was unveiled in 2007 — and work was set to start in 2009. The project is now slated to be completed by early 2013 and is replacing the Wollman Rink built in 1960. The 26-acre project also includes landscape restoration. (Rendering: Tod Williams/Billie Tsien Architects)


City officials today broke ground a $70 million year-round recreational facility for Brooklyn’s Prospect Park that includes two new skating rinks, according to the New York Post.

The 26-acre Lakeside Center project includes open-air and covered rinks to be used for roller and ice-skating, water fountains for kids to play in and new landscaping along the 585-acre park's lake.

The Lakeside Center and skating rink in Prospect Park no longer includes the second story, a publicly accessible rooftop seen in this rendering.

Read More:

New York Post - The Brooklyn Blog - December 15, 2010 - By Rich Calder

The Brooklyn Paper - March 16, 2010 - BY Stephen Brown

The Brooklyn Paper - February 13, 2009 - By Mike Mclaughlin

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