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.
Floyd Bennett Field is open daily from dawn to dusk.
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 Bennett 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. Aviator Sports: This sports center is housed in a historic hangar. Find out more here, or call (718) 758 8500. Moonbeam Marina: Located across from the entrance to Floyd Bennett Field, this marina has more than 500 slips. Find out more here, or call (718) 252 8761. Archery Range: Floyd Bennett Field Archery Range will reopen on Oct. 3. Permits are required to use the archery field. Permits are $75 annually. Permits will be on sale on Oct. 3-4 and 10-11 from 10:00 a.m.to 2 p.m. Credit card transactions only, cash will not be accepted at this time. Please call (718) 338-3799 for more information.
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.
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.