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.


Winter Hours, if applicable, for all Jamaica Bay Unit buildings will be in effect starting October 1st, 2017.

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field

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 browse 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.

Summer Hours

Visitor Center: Open seven days a week from 9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM.
Permit Office/Book Store: Open seven days a week from 9:00 AM -- 4:30 PM.

Winter Hours

Visitor Center: Open from Wednesday -- Sunday from 9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM.
Permit Office/Book Store: Open from Wednesday -- Sunday from 9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM.

Phone Number: (718) 338-3799

Jacob Riis Park

The Boardwalk is open 7 days a week, year-round, from sunrise -- 10 PM. The parking lot at Jacob Riis Park closes at midnight.

Lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM -- 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.

Phone Numbers
First Aid Station: (718) 318-4331
Lifeguard Station: (718) 318-4332
Parking Lot Office: (732) 425-9155

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.

For information about Hangar B please contact the Ryan Visitor Center.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Summer Hours

Open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM.

Winter Hours

Open Wednesday -- Sunday from 9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM.

The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge trails and parking lot are open from dawn to dusk year round.

Phone Number: (718) 318-4340

Canarsie Pier

Canarsie Pier is open 7 days a week, year-round, from 5:00 AM -- 2:00 AM.
It is closed to all visitors from 2:00 AM -- 5:00 AM and to all vehicles from 2:00 AM -- 8:00 AM.

Phone Number: (718) 763-2202

Last updated: January 18, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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