Jamaica Bay Operating Hours

Ryan Visitor Center restored lobby
The restoration work on Floyd Bennett Field's Ryan Visitor Center is complete! See how the former air terminal looked circa 1939.


Public Building Hours of Operation

William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field


Open seven days a week from May 28- November 14

Open 5 days a week from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM from mid November through late May.

Visitor Center:

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Permit office/book store:

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Visit the newly renovated Ryan Visitor Center! Exhibits show photos and film footage of aviation's pioneering past at Floyd Bennett Field. Enjoy the children's activity room or brouse our gift shop and bookstore. Permits may be obtained in the bookstore, from 9 AM - 4:00 PM. Floyd Bennett Field is open to visitors from sunrise to dusk, daily. Visitors are allowed in the park after dusk, by permit only, or at Aviator Sports and Recreation.

Jacob Riis Park

Boardwalk is open from sunrise to 10 p.m. The parking lot at Jacob Riis Park closes at 12 midnight.

Lifeguards are on duty from 10 am to 6 pm from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Only swim at lifeguarded areas when lifeguards are on duty.

Beach parking fees are collected between Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day form 7 am to 5 pm.

Hangar B (Historic Aircraft Restoration Project), Floyd Bennett Field

Open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 AM - 4 PM. Ranger tours of Historic Hanger B on Sunday from 2 PM - 4 PM.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Contact Station

Currently open 7 days a week from 9 AM - 5 PM

May 28- November 14
Open 7 days a week: 9 AM - 5 PM

November 15- May 27
Open Wednesday- Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge trails and parking lot are open from sunrise to sunset.

Canarsie Pier
Open 5:00 AM - 2:00 AM the next day
Closed to all visitors from 2:00 AM - 5:00 AM and to all vehicles from 2:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Please note All of Jamaica Bay's visitor centers, contact stations, and offices, will be closed on December 25, and January 1. The park's grounds will be open on both days.

Last updated: June 1, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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