Things To Do - Staten Island
Looking for something to do This Week at Staten Island Unit?
Great Kills Park offers a seasonal swimming beach, with a Beach Center and Lifeguards on duty from 10 AM to 5:45 PM daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Rip currents are powerful currents of water flowing away from shore. Before you go to the beach, learn what you need to do to "Break the Grip of the Rip!"®
Surf and shore fishing is available at Great Kills Park (718-987-6790) and Miller Field (718-351-6970). A $50 annual Parking Permit for fishing is required. Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch: New York City Area (from the State of New York)
Biking is allowed at all Staten Island park sites, including the Multi-Use Path at Great Kills Park.
World War Veterans Park at Miller Field has numerous sports fields available by permit for soccer, football, baseball, softball, and cricket. Call 718-351-6970 for permit information. (Note: Ball fields at Great Kills Park are closed due to environmental concerns until further notice.)
Walking & Hiking
A paved and wheelchair-accessible Multi-Use Path begins at the entrance to Great Kills Park and extends 1.5 miles to the Beach Center, and is an excellent choice for walking, jogging and rollerblading.
Excellent birding is available along the bluffs and field of Fort Wadsworth, in the Swamp White Oak Forest at Miller Field and at Crooke's Point and along the shoreline at Great Kills Park.
Nichols Marina at Great Kills Park serves boaters visiting Great Kills Harbor. Their number is 718-351-8476.
A Boat Launch Ramp parking permit is available at World War Veterans Park at Miller Field (718) 351-6970 & Great Kills Park (718) 987-6790.
A group picnic area, available by permit, is located at World War Veterans Park at Miller Field. Call 718-351-6970.
Model Airplane Flying
Model Airplane Field is closed due to environmental concerns until further notice.
A Community Garden is located at World War Veterans Park at Miller Field. Call 718-351-6970 for information on Garden Permits.
Exhibits on the history of Miller Field are on display at Building 26, open Wednesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & Saturday - Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Check the Staten Island Unit Program Guide for listings of ranger-led programs, or call 718-351-6970 for Miller Field or 718-987-6790 for Great Kills Park.
Did You Know?
Gateway National Recreation Area is mostly made up of water, making it a boater's paradise! Canoeing, kayaking, fishing and sailing are just a few of the ways to enjoy the park. More...