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Fort Totten Park

Cross Island Pkwy. bet. Totten Ave. and 15 Rd.

Queens

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A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides not only recreation and relaxation but a fascinating glimpse into New York’s past.

Year-round, New Yorkers flock to Fort Totten Park to enjoy its special events, natural wonders, and historic buildings.  On hot summer days, swimmers can take a dip in the pool and sunbathe around its grassy edges, or take canoes out and paddle along the Long Island Sound. Come Halloween, thousands are spooked by its enormous haunted “house,” located in the old water battery. During the winter, bird enthusiasts congregate to watch migrating waterfowl rest before their long journey south. And exploring the fortress and its surrounding buildings remains a unique adventure during any season.

Urban Park Rangers lead regular tours of the fortress and the wildlife surrounding it for those who enjoy guided treks, and a visitors’ center inside the park provides helpful information on the park’s past for those prefer to scout alone.

Events

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Nature CentersFort Totten Visitors Center

The Fort Totten Visitor Center is temporarily closed through June 17. Visitors may continue to enjoy access to Fort Totten Park and the Battery.

Contacts

Northeast Queens Administrators Office : (718) 352-4793

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