Prospect Park is about 9 acres of passive-recreation parkland with about 1.2 miles of unmarked trails (closer to 2 miles if you include the spur that takes you into lower Purgatory). Prospect Park and lower Purgatory sit on a rather porous section of the Edwards Aquifer. Juniper groves, meadows, ephemeral wetlands, and oak mottes co-exist in Prospect Park. The parkâ€™s in-town location makes it a perfect natural area when you need a quick nature fix. Benches are located at both the entrance and on the upper trail that forks to the right from the park entrance. Prospect Park butts up against the 500 acres of the Purgatory Natural Area. Since the lower portion of the Purgatory acreage is most easily accessed via Prospect Park, the park and lower Purgatory are often described together.
Notes: Some areas border unfenced private properties, for example, in the Willow Creek subdivision. Do not cross fences except the one in the lowland area near the creek bottom