Office of Borough President James P. Molinaro
Staten Island, New York
Gateway National Recreation Area
Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. The park extends through three New York City boroughs and into northern New Jersey.
The National Park Service is helping to preserve both natural and cultural heritage at three sites on Staten Island which offer a variety of recreational opportunities. Please call for information on programs, reservations and permits.
Great Kills Park & Beach
Great Kills Park • 718-980-6130
This park is home to a beautiful swimming beach with a new bathhouse and snack bar. Also located here are nature trails, great fishing, a marina, a public boat launch, paths for walking and jogging, and playing fields. Great Kills Park is part of Gateway National Recreation Are, National Park Service. Free Parking is available.
Miller Field • 718-351-6970
Once an active airfield in the early days of aviation, became part of Gateway National Recreation Area in 1974. The park includes two post-World War I military aircraft hangers, 64 acres of athletic fields, picnic areas, a community garden and a swamp white oak forest. The park is maintained year-round by the National Park Service.
Fort Wadsworth • 718-354-4500
Fort Wadsworth was once a linchpin to the defense of New York Harbor for nearly two centuries. Park Rangers lead walks and tours highlighting both the history and the protected natural plant and animal communities at these sites.