Great Kills Park

Entrance Sign at Great Kills Park
Great Kills Park

NPS Photo/Jason Wickersty

Great Kills Park is a 523 acre park located on the south shore of Staten Island. This site was created by Robert Moses and operated by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation between 1947 and 1972. Great Kills Park became part of the National Park Service in 1972 when Gateway National Recreation Area was established. Great Kills Park has several public recreation facilities including a beach center, a life-guarded beach, a multi-use path, hiking and biking trails, fishing areas, a marina and a boat launch. We offer ranger-led programs throughout the year. Visit our event calendar to see what's happening this week.

Parking to fish at Crooke's Point requires a permit. Please visit our permits page to find out more about this.

Moonbeam Great Kills Marina serves boaters at Great Kills Harbor. Their number is 718-351-8476.

If you want to know more about the Great Kills Park Environmental Cleanup Project please visit here.

Great Kills is open daily from from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m, except by permit.

The lifeguarded beach in Great Kills Park is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Driving Directions

  • Verrrazano Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn or the Goethals or Bayonne Bridges from New Jersey to the Staten Island Expressway (Interstate 278).
  • Take the Hylan Boulevard exit.
  • Proceed south on Hylan Boulevard.
  • Turn left at the entrance to Great Kills Park.

Public Transportation
Take the S78 from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal or the S79 from 95th St & 4th Avenue (Brooklyn) to the park entrance on Hylan Blvd.

Last updated: July 17, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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