Looking for fun this week?
Gateway's calendar include nature walks, fitness activities and historic tours and programs for all of Jamaica Bay.
Archery is available year-round at Floyd Bennett Field with a permit. Please call 718-338-3799 for more information and permits.
Bike along the historic runways of Floyd Bennett Field, or along trails at Fort Tilden. The Rockaway Gateway Greenway, a paved multi-use pathway adjacent to both Floyd Bennett Field and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, offers a unique way to see the park.
Please remember that in order to provide food for wildlife, the removal of any plant materials, including fruits, berries, nuts and seeds is prohibited from Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Hand - launched privately owned small boats (canoes, kayaks, and rowboats) may be launched from various sites around the Jamaica Bay Unit. For information on launch sites call 718-338-3799.
During summer, basic sailboat instruction is offered by the park. Call 718-338-3799.
For larger boats Gateway Marina, located on Flatbush Avenue across from Floyd Bennett Field, offers slips and a full range of boating services. Call 718-252-8761.
Note: In order to protect wildlife and sensitive marsh habitat, entry into salt marshes or onto any islands in Jamaica Bay is not permitted.
Cross Country Skiing
Ecology Village Summer Camping
Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch: New York City Area (from the State of New York)
Enjoy Brooklyn's largest Community Garden at Floyd Bennett Field. Find out more by visiting the Floyd Bennett Field Garden Association's website.
Monday-Friday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Weekends: 8:00 am – 8:00 PM (last bucket sold at 7:00 PM).
Injured Wildlife: What to Do
Junior Ranger Program
Model Airplane Flying
Passport to Your National Parks
For the collectors, passport stamps are available at Floyd Bennett Field, Jacob Riis Park, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Passport to Your National Parks books are sold through the Eastern National bookstores at Floyd Bennett Field and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Pets are not permitted anywhere within the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, in the Back Woods of Fort Tilden, or Floyd Bennett Field campgrounds. Pets are not permitted on ocean beaches at Riis Park, Fort Tilden, Sandy Hook, or Breezy Point Tip from March 15 - September 15, or Great Kills Park swimming beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pets must be kept on leash where permitted and are not permitted in any public building.
Individuals can picnic at Jacob Riis Park and Canarsie Pier; barbeque grills are available. Group picnic facilities are available by permit at Fort Tilden.
Floyd Bennett Field has 32 tent campsites and 6 RV campsites available for a unique urban, yet rustic camping experience. Online reservations can be made by visiting www.recreation.gov. Sites are $30 per night. For more information, click here or call 718-338-3799.
Check the calendar to see what opportunities there are for Ranger-led and partner-led programs.
Public Recreation and Sports Fitness Facilities
Aviator Sports and Events Center, Gateway's newest and largest sports concessioner, offers indoor ice skating, hockey, a climbing wall, gymnastics, basketball, and outdoor sports fields. Call 718-758-7500, or click on the link above.
Walking & Hiking
Take a self guided trail at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Try the Upland, East Pond and West Pond trails. Or hike in the back fort area of Fort Tilden.
Last updated: March 25, 2019