Community-initiated park, once site of military fortifications
NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation
"Stairway to Heaven"
The park (now designated so by the city), is the site of Fort Hill, fortified by the British during the Revolution. We value it because it's a natural wooded setting with a view of the Narrows and a deep historical significance. It's also important as an undeveloped area -- a rarity in St. George. Neighbors fought to keep it that way, and helped to get it established as a city park. (March 2007)