Prospect Park was designed by the same two guys, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who put together Central Park, though Prospect Park has not, over the years, been changed as much from the original plan as Central Park has. There are nine,* I think, monuments in Prospect Park:
IN OR NEAR THE PARK’S CONCERT GROVE
- Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
- Edvard Grieg, composer
- Washington Irving, author
- Abraham Lincoln, uh, president
- Thomas Moore, composer
- Amadeus Mozart, composer
- Carl Maria von Weber, composer
- Marquis de Lafayette, Revolutionary War hero, 9th Street and Park West
- J. S. T. Stranahan, the longtime president of the Prospect Park Commission, East Drive and Flatbush
* In Grand Army Plaza, at the northwest corner of the park, there are five more statues. Under the arch, set in the walls on either side, are relief statues of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. At the upper, western end is a monumental bust of the renowned gynecologist Alexander Skene. On the west side of the arch is a statue of the Civil War general Gouverneur Kemble Warren, and on the east side is a statue of another Civil War general, Henry Warner Slocum.
** There used to be, inside the park, a statue of John Howard Payne, the composer of the song “Home Sweet Home,” but this has been moved to the Home Sweet Home Museum in East Hampton.