IT’S MY PARKS DAY MAY 19 – FORT FOUR PARK, KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT!
Paint benches, fencing, park houses, clear litter, rake leaves, mulch, plant flowers and clean up the park playground and greenspace. Volunteers will be provided with brooms, shovels, rakes, paint and brushes.
Participate in a fun, free event. Bring your family, bring your neighbors and bring your friends!
Join thousands of New Yorkers citywide to help beautify & celebrate our neighborhood green spaces.
Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Place: Fort Four Park Playground, Sedgwick and Reservoir Avenues
Ft. Independence Park Neighborhood Association (FIPNA), Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association (KHNIA), Our Lady of Angels Parrish, the High School of American Studies at Lehman College (HSAS) Key Club and NYC Parks Department
For more information call Bronx Community Board #8 718-884-3959, or email: BX08@cb.nyc.gov
To learn about all of the projects happening citywide, visit www.itsmypark.org or call 311
It’s My Park Day at Fort Four Park in Kingsbridge Heights
May 19, 2012
The Bronx neighborhood of Kingsbridge, so named for the first bridge connecting Manhattan with the mainland in 1693, was strategically important during the Revolution in the New York Campaign and subsequently in the British defense of the city. As Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington ordered the construction of outer defenses throughout the Kingsbridge area. Fort Four was built in 1777 to protect the American army and to safeguard the line of the Harlem River. The largest of all fortifications in the neighborhood, Fort Four commanded a view for miles in all directions. In the fall of 1779, the fort was destroyed by the British forces. The site is marked by a flagstaff and a bronze tablet erected by the Daughters of the Revolution in 1914.