Things To Do-Staten Island

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

NPS PHOTO/John Warren

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.

Great Kills Park

Open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. between April 1 and October 31, and from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. from November 1 to March 31, except by permit.

Great Kills Ranger Station (Permits Available)
Open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone Number 718-819-7574

Miller Field

Open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. between April 1 and October 31, and from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. from November 1 to March 31, except by permit.

Miller Field Ranger Station (Permits Available)
Open Wednesday- Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone Number 718-351-6970

Fort Wadsworth

Open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. between April 1 and October 31, and from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. from November 1 to March 31, except by permit.

Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center and Museum -
Open Wednesday- Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone Number 718-354-4530 x 253

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: October 26, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:

(718) 354-4606

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