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!
We know the solstice is June 21, but everyone knows that summer really starts with Memorial Day Weekend. Are you ready to have fun?

Check out our Program Guides to see what walks, talks and events appeal to you.

Program Guides:

Jamaica Bay Spring Program Guide

Sandy Hook Spring Program Guide

Staten Island Spring Program Guide


Jamaica Bay Summer Program Guide

Sandy Hook Summer Program Guide

Staten Island Summer Program Guide

Visitor Center Hours

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field
Visitor Center: Open from Wednesday - Sunday 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 Wednesday - Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Phone Number 718-318-4340

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

Chris Wright painting at Fort Tilden's shore line.
Chris Wright painting en plein aire at Fort Tilden's shore.

Photo by Francesca Magnani.

Fort Tilden: Paintings by Chris Wright

A solo show of recent work by the artist.

Exhibit Opening and Reception, Saturday, April 7, from 2-4 PM

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, One Cross Bay Blvd.

Chris Wright paints en plein aire-- painting outdoors-- diligently capturing nature with all his senses and transferring the look and feel to canvas.
Exhibit runs for two months.


Last updated: May 24, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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