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Civil War New York: Fort Totten

Sunday, March 30, 2014

1:00 p.m.

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Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.  On this walking tour, discover historic Fort Totten Park.   Built across the East River from its counterpart, Fort Schuyler, Fort Totten was initially charged with defending the eastern approach to New York Harbor. This is a great place to learn about New York City's military history. 

Location

Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park
Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway
Queens
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

718-352-1769

Categories

Education, History

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ParkFort 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

  • Thu
    Isolated Showers
    85°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    84°F
  • Sat
    Slight Chc Thunderstorms
    85°F
  • Sun
    Chance Thunderstorms
    84°F

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