Very excited about the reopening of Lakeside in Prospect Park, which is slated for Fall 2013. The above photos were taken last October, when the gates were open and they were letting people into the area briefly. I just happened to be passing by on a run, and of course I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to check it out. It’s going to be quite lovely — lots of places to just kick back and take in the lake. It’s an ambitious restoration project — one that is returning the area back to the original design of Olmsted and Vaux. And the more you can return the park to the original design of Olmsted and Vaux, the better. Those guys really did know how to design parks, and Prospect Park is absolute proof of that.