Those of us here in the Adirondack Park know that the best way to enjoy the beauty of nature is by floating in a kayak, standing on top of a mountain, or lounging in an Adirondack chair. Thanks to students and artists at Paul Smith’s College, those who frequent a different park can now begin to appreciate their surroundings in one of the same ways we do.
Almost two dozen iconic Adirondack chairs have been strategically placed at ten scenic locations throughout Brooklyn’s 585-acre Prospect Park. The project was a collaboration between the Prospect Park Alliance and the Adirondack craftsmen who made each wooden chair.
To keep the connection between the chairs and their creators, each one has been adorned with a plaque that references Paul Smith’s and also offers an “inspirational quotation about peace and nature,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
The chairs have been painted bright blue, orange, and green – the Prospect Park Alliance’s colors – and are easy to spot from far away. The goal is to attract visitors to places within the park that they may not know exist or may not realize the beauty of.
Although they may be more than 200 miles away, Brooklynites can now sit back, relax, and enjoy their surroundings just like those in the ‘Dacks do.
- The Wall Street Journal: In Prospect Park, Seats With a View