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Prospect Park to be closed for Obama visit

All 585 acres of Prospect Park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday for security associated with President Obama's visit to a Brooklyn school. (Credit: Google Maps) All 585 acres of Prospect Park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday for security associated with President Obama's visit to a Brooklyn school. (Credit: Google Maps)

Prospect Park will be closed for six hours this Friday due to security associated with President Barack Obama's visit to a Crown Heights school.

Obama is visiting Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), which he praised in his State of the Union address earlier this year.

All 585 acres of the park will be shut down from noon to 6 p.m., according to the Prospect Park Alliance website.

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P-TECH is approximately two miles away from the park, where helicopters landed in a ball field earlier this week as part of a security drill.

Prospect Park is home to several playgrounds, a zoo, a carousel, meadows, a lake and 250 acres of woodlands.

Obama highlighted P-TECH in his speech in February as a model school for preparing students for jobs in today's economy.

The six-year program allows students to graduate with an associate's degree in engineering or computers in addition to a high school diploma.

 
 
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