Floyd Bennett Field was New York City’s first municipal airport; later it became a World War II naval air station. Today this area includes over 1,300 acres of grassland, saltmarshes, tidal mudflats, a marina, and the former airfield, 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. Find out more about the history of Barren Island here.
Floyd Bennett Field is open daily from 6 am to 9 pm.
Ryan Visitor Center: Learn about the aviation history of Floyd Bennett Field. (718) 338-3799. Open Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 12 pm. 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: Permits are required to use the archery field. Permits are $75 annually. Please call (718) 338-3799 for more information. Fishing areas: Learn more about fishing at Floyd Bennett Field on our fishing page.
The Floyd Bennett Field campsite and campstore remain closed at this time.
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.