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
From the South (and alternate route from other directions):
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.
Last updated: July 31, 2020