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Fort Totten Park

New York City, Queens Co.

Fort Totten Park, Peregrin falcon

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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

  • Trails
  • Visitors Center
  • Shoreline

Recreational Opportunities

  • Accessible Visitor Center - Open Saturday and Sunday
  • Pool hours
  • Canoe availability
  • Soccer fields
  • Guided walks

Accessible Features

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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.


60 Acres

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Contact Information

Telephone: (718) 352-1769
Totten Ave, Bayside NY 11359
Website: Fort Totten Park (leaves DEC website)

Photo Credits: Sergeant Marc Sanchez, Paul T. Schnell