What You'll Get
Being a good person has never been easy and often requires one to give up bus seats, volunteer at soup kitchens, and build an incubator for orphaned squirrels out of a roommate's bed. Today's Groupon to the Prospect Park Alliance gives you an easy way to make your corner of the world a better place. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a supporter-level membership (a $100 value).
- For $17, you get a friend-level membership (a $35 value).
After years of budget cuts weakened the once-thriving natural environment of Prospect Park, the Prospect Park Alliance banded together to restore, renew, and pique public awareness of the park's important role in the community. The Alliance raises almost $9 million a year for its restoration projects and has been instrumental in restoring such cultural cornerstones as the 1912 Carousel, the Lefferts Historic House, and the nearly 150 acres of woodlands in the park's ravine, which is Brooklyn's only remaining forest that hasn't been gentrified by witches.
Besides donating to a worthy cause and tingling with the resulting radioactive glow of altruism, members at the friend level also get a Prospect Park aluminum water bottle; subscriptions to the Alliance's Seasonal Guide and monthly e-newsletter; and invitations to members-only events. Supporter-level members receive a tote bag or umbrella on top of that, along with unlimited rides on the park's carousel and invitations to complimentary guided tours of the park.
- I love this park, I've been visiting it for as long as I can remember. I love going to the free concerts in the summer, and it's always a good place to strike up a conversation with a random person. – Lauren H., Yelp
- A bike paradise for locals and a haven for picnicking families, couples and dog-lovers, this park is blessedly free of tourists. Those out-of-towners who do venture here should check out the Lefferts Homestead which is nestled in the midst of the scenic grounds and dates back to 1777. – Contributor at Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Must activate membership by 2/28/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. New members only. Valid only for option purchased. Mailing/email address required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.