• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.


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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

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Jamaica Bay Operating Hours

Ryan Visitor Center restored lobby

The restoration work on Floyd Bennett Field's Ryan Visitor Center is complete! See how the former air terminal looked circa 1939.


Public Building Hours of Operation

William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field

Open seven days a week
9 AM - 5 PM

Visit the newly renovated Ryan Visitor Center! Exhibits show photos and film footage of aviation's pioneering past at Floyd Bennett Field. Enjoy the children's activity room or brouse our gift shop and bookstore. Permits may be obtained in the bookstore, from 9 AM - 4:00 PM. Floyd Bennett Field is open to visitors from sunrise to dusk, daily. Visitors are allowed in the park after dusk, by permit only, or at Aviator Sports and Recreation.

Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse

The rest of the Bathhouse remains closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage

Hangar B (Historic Aircraft Restoration Project), Floyd Bennett Field

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to see restoration work in progress.
9 AM - 4 PM, with a 1 hour walking tour on Sundays, 2 PM - 3 PM.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Contact Station
7 days a week
9 AM - 5 PM

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge trails are open from sunrise to sunset.

Canarsie Pier
Open 5 AM - 2 AM the next day
Closed to all visitors from 2 AM - 5 AM and to all vehicles from 2 AM - 8 AM

Please note All of Jamaica Bay's visitor centers, contact stations, and offices, will be closed on December 25, and January 1. The park's grounds will be open on both days.

Did You Know?

Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.