Prospect Park, circa 1885. Lewis Nostrand Anderson Jr. is seen playing tennis with his cousin and two unidentified women. In 1881 lawn tennis was first introduced in Prospect Park and it became a popular recreational activity soon after. Thousands of visitors of all ages went to the park during their leisure time to enjoy outdoor activities and spend time with family and friends. The pastime eventually led to the building of the “Tennis House” in 1910, which was located in the Long Meadow section of Prospect Park. Today, the Tennis House is used as an office for Park Landscape management and various maintenance staff.
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