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Crocuses in Blue Herron Park, Staten Island
Crocuses announce spring in Blue Herron Park, Staten Island, NY

NPS Photo by Charles Markis

Anyone for Spring?

Nothing says spring like the first crocuses, except perhaps, the first robins.

When those first nice days of spring arrive we are inexplicably drawn outdoors. Is it our genetic make-up that makes us seek the sun, fresh air and nature? Everyone craves it. Does the quest for sightings of birds and wildlife help satisfy our desire for nature?


Spring Program Guides

Please click on the links below:

Jamaica Bay Spring Program Guide

Sandy Hook Spring Program Guide

Staten Island Spring Program Guide


Visitor Center Hours

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field--Open Wednesday-- Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge--Open Wednesday-- Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center--Open Friday--Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM.

Fort Wadsworth Camp Office-- Open Sunday-Thursday, Noon - 4:00 PM (permits not available).

Great Kills Ranger Station-- Wednesday through Sunday 9 AM - 2:00 PM (permits available). TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Miller Field Ranger Station Wednesday- Sunday 10:00 p.m. - 2:30 PM (permits available)

Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center--Open seven days/week 10 AM - 4 PM.

Waterscapes: Photographs by Rosalie Frost
an exhibit at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Summer vegetation surrounding a small pond in the dunes at Fort Tilden.
Exhibit Opening and Reception
Saturday, February 11, 2-4 PM

Water is the most significant element in Jamaica Bay, creating a special mood and sense of place captured beautifully in these photographs.
Exhibit Runs for two months
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
One Cross Bay Boulevard
Broad Channel


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606
US Park Police- 24 hour dispatch for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island 718-338-3988 Sandy Hook Law Enforcement - 24 hour dispatch for Sandy Hook, NJ 732-872-5900

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