Things To Do-Staten Island

Fort Wadsworth's Battery Weed is visible to drivers along the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that connects Brooklyn with Staten Island.
Fort Wadsworth's Battery Weed is visible to drivers along the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that connects Brooklyn with Staten Island.

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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.


Beach Recreation

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

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.

Birding

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.

Boating

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.

Camping

Fort Wadsworth now offers urban camping. Experience our campground site with the luxury of showers and restrooms. To reserve any of our seven sites log on to www.recreation.gov.

Fishing

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)

Gardening

A Community Garden is located at World War Veterans Park at Miller Field. Call 718-351-6970 for information on Garden Permits.

Goats

The goats were brought here to Fort Wadsworth to manage our invasive weeds. These unconventional workers can be seen during the summer and early fall.
Kayaking

Great Kills Park offers a seasonal kayaking program. Call 718-351-6970 for more information.

Picnicking

A group picnic area, available by permit, is located at World War Veterans Park at Miller Field. Call 718-351-6970.

Sports

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.

Last updated: June 15, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:

(718) 354-4606

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