Fort Totten Park
New York City, Queens Co.
A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides not only recreation, relaxation and a glimpse into New York's past, but an opportunity to view wildlife. Urban Park Rangers lead regular tours of the fortress and the wildlife surrounding it. Bird enthusiasts congregate to watch migrating waterfowl rest before their long journey south, while others may take a dip in the pool, sunbathe around its grassy edges, or take canoes out and paddle along the Long Island Sound.
Wildlife to Watch
Where to Watch
- Visitors Center
- Accessible Visitor Center - Open Saturday and Sunday
- Pool Hours
- Canoe Availability
This New York City Department of Parks and Recreation site has accessible features that include a visitors center. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
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Telephone: (718) 352-1769
Address: 212th Street and Bell Boulevard
Website: Fort Totten Park (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo Credits: Sergeant Marc Sanchez, Paul T. Schnell