Prospect Park (Troy, New York)

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Downtown Troy from the park.

Prospect Park in Troy, New York, is an 80-acre (32 ha) city park that was designed in 1903 by Garnet Baltimore, the first African-American graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Prospect Park offers a 14-court tennis facility, the only one of its kind in the Troy area.

This park includes the following recreational areas: 14 tennis courts, 4 handball courts, 2 basketball courts, playground, picnic areas, soccer field, comfort station, picnic pavilion, spray pool, nature trail, and a roadway which surrounds the park with eight parking areas.[1]

The park is located off Congress Street, south and slightly west of the RPI campus, in the Mount Ida section of Troy.


  1. ^ "Prospect Park". L&P Media. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 

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Coordinates: 42°43′28″N 73°41′03″W / 42.72449°N 73.684165°W / 42.72449; -73.684165