Plan Your Visit

People sunbathing at Riis Park near clock tower.
Sun worshipers at Riis Park, near the Wise Clock, which originally stood in front of Wise Jewelry Store in  Brooklyn, installed at this location in 1941. Swimming at beaches with lifeguards is available at all three geographic locations of the park.

Photo: Enjoying Summer at Riis Park, by Glenda Altarejos, 2014.

Summer is here!
Check out our program guides to see what's available at each unit.

Program Guides:

Jamaica Bay Summer Program Guide

Sandy Hook Summer Program Guide

Staten Island Summer Program Guide

*Please note that our goat programs have not begun yet. The goats should arrive to Fort Wadsworth in August.

Visitor Center Hours

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field
Visitor Center: Open daily 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
Permit Office/Book Store: Open from Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Phone Number 718-338-3799

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Open daily, 9 AM to 5 PM. Phone Number 718-318-4340

Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Phone Number 718-354-4530 x 253

Great Kills Ranger Station
Open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday (permits available)
10 AM -2 PM
Phone Number 718-819-7574

Miller Field Ranger Station
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10 AM - 2 PM (permits available).
Phone Number 718-351-6970

Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center--
Open seven days/week 9 AM - 5 PM. Phone Number 732-872-5970

Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity, found at Jamaica Bay.
Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity, found at Jamaica Bay.

Photo by Rohan Narine.

Sadhana: Project Prithvi

An exhibit telling the story of Sadhana's work towards environmental justice.


The exhibit opens at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on August 19 at 2 PM with a reception, and runs for two months.


Last updated: August 16, 2018

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Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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