85 Years of Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park Celebrates its 85th Anniversary

In 2020, the Fort Tryon Park Trust will work to ensure the legacy of Fort Tryon Park as a beautiful sanctuary and thriving outdoor classroom, green gym, performance space, and community gathering place is preserved and enhanced for the next 85 years!

The park’s infrastructure needs shoring up to protect the park for future generations. Park features in need of restoration include sections of the 9 miles of rusticated stone retaining walls and the 100+-year-old elm trees that predate the park. With New York City’s financial picture fluctuating, now more than ever, private funds are essential to keeping our public gathering spaces well maintained and preserved for the public’s enjoyment.

To celebrate the park’s opening on October 12, 1935, the Fort Tryon Park Trust will offer year-round history and special programs (tours, lectures, memory books, and more), 85th-anniversary materials, a celebratory event in the fall, and information about how the work of the Trust and the involvement of the park’s surrounding community continues to keep the 67-acre park maintained and thriving.

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Fort Tryon Park Stories

In celebration of the park’s 85th Anniversary, the Fort Tryon Park Trust has collected photographs and stories of favorite moments in the park! We invite you to take a stroll down memory lane here:

Fort Tryon park memory book

Help tell the story of this incredible place. Send your park memories to info@forttryonparktrust.org