Looking for fun this week?
Gateway's calendar includes nature walks, fitness activities and historic tours and programs for all three units of Staten Island.
You can swim at Great Kills Park when lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM to 6 PM daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Rip currents are powerful currents of water flowing away from shore. Before you go to the beach, learn what you need to do to "Break the Grip of the Rip!"®
Biking is allowed at all Staten Island park sites. There is a multi use path at Great Kills Park, a bike path at Miller Field, and lots of biking options at Fort Wadsworth.
Excellent birding is available along the bluffs and fields of Fort Wadsworth, in the Swamp White Oak Forest at Miller Field and at Crooke's Point and along the shoreline at Great Kills Park.
Nichols Marina at Great Kills Park serves boaters visiting Great Kills Harbor. Their number is 718-351-8476.
A Boat Launch Ramp parking permit is available at Great Kills Park 718-987-6790.
Surf and shore fishing is available at Great Kills Park (718-987-6790) Miller Field (718-351-6970). A $50 annual Parking Permit for fishing is required for overnight fishing and for parking at Crooke's Point. These permits are available at Great Kills. Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch: New York City Area (from the State of New York)
A Community Garden is located at World War Veterans Park at Miller Field. Call 718-351-6970 for information on Garden Permits.
Great Kills Park offers a seasonal kayaking program. Call 718-351-6970 for more information.
A group picnic area, available by permit, is located at World War Veterans Park at Miller Field. Call 718-351-6970.
World War Veterans Park at Miller Field has numerous sports fields available by permit for soccer, football, baseball, softball, and cricket. Call 718-351-6970 for permit information.
Walking & Hiking
A paved and wheelchair-accessible Multi-Use Path begins at the entrance to Great Kills Park and extends 1.5 miles to the Beach Center, and is an excellent choice for walking, jogging and rollerblading.