Fort Totten Park
The Daily Plant : Monday, July 16, 2007
Set Your DVRs For "It’s My Park!"
Mark Tuesday nights at 11:00 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. on your calendars. That is because those are the airtimes for "It’s My Park," the television show highlighting the best of the Department of Parks & Recreation. The show airs on NYC TV (Channel 25 on Time Warner, Channel 22 on Cablevision). The show will air Tuesday nights at 11:00 p.m. with an encore presentation Saturday afternoons at 5:00 p.m.
With nearly 29,000 acres of Parks, New York City’s "emerald empire" extends beyond your neighborhood playground offering a surprising richness of things to do and sights to behold. From swimming pools to wetlands and everything in between, "It’s My Park" showcases the treasure trove of experiences waiting for you. Bridle path or bike path, "It’s My Park" will lead you to a seasons’ worth of fun.
Using a documentary format, "It’s My Park" showcases activities going on in parks throughout the five boroughs which are generally free to the public but not widely known about. This season features segments ranging from extreme sports like urban mountain biking to serene hobbies like community gardening. This season will also uncover hidden histories, take viewers to unheard of facilities and get the word out about free programs.
Highlights of this season include DJ Kool Herc going back to the park where he first spun and scratched and became a founding father of hip hop, a trip inside the Little Red Lighthouse, an annual fishing contest held at Prospect Park, and a walk across the High Bridge. The show will also explore unique locations such as McCarren Pool in Brooklyn and the future Freshkills Park in Staten Island.
Be sure not to miss "It’s My Park," Tuesday nights at 11:00 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. on NYC TV.
Can I Do That?
From building boats to bird watching, go beyond New York's concrete jungle.
Find out what a velodrome is and who uses it. Meet the cowboys at the Cedar Lane Stables, as well as the crew that cares for hundreds of the monuments throughout the city. See who’s gone fishin’ from the Sheepshead Bay Marina in Brooklyn.
There are Bocce courts in 39 parks, original Keith Haring murals in two parks, a vegan food vendor and a gelato cart in one park, and the oldest structure in New York State in yet another.
Renaissance All Over Again
From Shakespeare to Handball, Parks are classic and modern.
Forts, Festivals and Farming
Featuring Fort Tryon Park, Orchard Beach, Grove Hill Learning Garden and Morningside Park.
Good Eats and Good Stories
Featuring Red Hook Park Food Vendors, Historic Fort Totten, a space age playground, ice skating and more.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold."
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770 – 1827)
Directions to Fort Totten Park
Know Before You Go
Fort Totten Park
The parking lot at Little Bay Park - in front of the Fort Totten entrance is under construction. The project will include the construction of a new comfort station and expansion of the parking lot at Little Bay Park to serve users of both Little Bay Park and Fort Totten Park. The existing parking lot will be reconstructed and new planted islands (swales) will be added to improve air quality and reduce storm water run-off. The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, which currently runs along the southern end of the park, will be relocated along the waterfront and extended into Fort Totten Park. New landscaped meadows and tree plantings will be added between the parking lot and the Cross Island service road, and a new comfort station will be added to Little Bay Park. This project will improve public access to Little Bay and Fort Totten Parks and will improve the utility and public enjoyment of the Greenway.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014
Fort Totten Park Weather
- Fort Totten Tunnel Tour With The Urban Park Rangers
- This Weekend In Parks: Halloween Edition
- Parks & USDA Cut Ribbon On First-Ever Urban Field Station in NYC Parks
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