NPS Centennial Goal
Second Century Stewardship
Connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.
Theodore Roosevelt demonstrated his interest in nature as a youth with his first publication, Summer Birds of the Adirondacks, 1877, when he was 12. Thus began his obsession with wildlife, one of Roosevelt's driving forces leading him to his eventual preservation accomplishments. Today we see TR's journey from a young boy with a fascination for wildlife to a president who began the conservation movement and is today an exemplar of stewardship.
"It is an incalculable added pleasure to anyone's sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly or imperfectly, how to read the wonderbook of nature."--Theodore Roosevelt
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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 seven days/week 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (camp staff available until 8 PM).
Great Kills Ranger Station-- Friday through Tuesday 9 AM - 4:30 PM closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (permits available).
Miller Field Ranger Station - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (permits available)
Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center--Open seven days/week 10 AM - 4 PM.