Floyd Bennett Field

 
Floyd Bennett Field's Ryan Visitor Center
Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field

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Floyd Bennett Field was New York City’s frst municipal airport; later it became a World War II naval air station. Today this area includes over 1,300 acres of grassland, saltmarshes, tidal mudfats, a marina, and the former airfeld, including a control tower and terminal that is now the William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center (Ryan Visitor Center). Many recreational opportunities are available, including camping, biking, archery, gardening, ice skating, hockey, and gymnastics and other indoor sports.

For a more detailed history of Floyd Bennett Field, Click here.

Operating Hours

Floyd Bennett Field is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Facilities

Ryan Visitor Center: Learn about the aviation history of Floyd Bennett Field. (718) 338-3799
Ryan Center Bookstore: Educational products and keepsakes to remember your visit to Floyd Bennett Field. Fishing permits are also for sale at the bookstore.
Hangar B: Explore historic aircraft.
Floyd Benntt Field Campground: Sites are available for both tents and RVs.
Camp Store: Camping supplies are available for purchase
Seaplane Kayak Launch: Launch your kayak or other small craft here.

Driving Directions:


From the North, East, and West:

  • Take the Belt Parkway to Exit 11S (Flatbush Avenue)
  • Follow Flatbush Avenue south to the fourth traffic light (and last light before the Marine Parkway Bridge toll plaza.)
  • Turn left at the light, into the park.

From the South (and alternate route from other directions):

  • Woodhaven Boulevard to Cross Bay Boulevard.
  • West on Beach Channel Drive to the Marine Parkway Bridge (towards Brooklyn.)
  • Turn right at the first traffic light after the toll plaza into the park.

Public Transportation

Take the #2 train(or #5 at rush hour) to Flatbush/Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. Transfer to the Q35 from the subway stop. Take the Q35 to the Floyd Bennett Field entrance.
You can also take the A train or the S (Rockaway Park Shuttle) to Rockaway Park/Beach 116th St. Transfer to the Q35 from the subway stop. Take the Q35 to the Floyd Bennett Field entrance.

Last updated: July 31, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:

(718) 354-4606

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