Please note that the archery range is closed until further notice as we do our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Bike along the historic runways of Floyd Bennett Field, or along trails at Fort Tilden. The Rockaway Gateway Greenway, a paved multi-use pathway adjacent to both Floyd Bennett Field and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, offers a unique way to see the park.
Birding is great at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, as well as the back fort area of Fort Tilden, and the North Forty area of Floyd Bennett Field.
Please remember that in order to provide food for wildlife, the removal of any plant materials, including fruits, berries, nuts and seeds is prohibited from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
- Hand-launched privately-owned small boats (canoes, kayaks, and rowboats) may be launched from various sites around the Jamaica Bay Unit. For information on launch sites call (718) 338-3799.
- For larger boats Gateway Marina, located on Flatbush Avenue across from Floyd Bennett Field, offers slips and a full range of boating services. Call (718) 252-8761.
Note:In order to protect wildlife and sensitive marsh habitat, entry into salt marshes or onto any islandsin Jamaica Bay is not permitted.
Cross Country Skiing
When the snow falls, Floyd Bennett Field's North Forty Natural Area is available for cross country skiing. Park rangers will cut a trail through the snow for visitors to follow.
Ecology Village Summer Camping
Closed until further notice.
Curated art exhibits are shown throughout the year in the gallery space at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Find out more here
. Artists interested in having a showing of their work can go to this link for more information: Exhibitors: Gateway Seeks Artists to Exhibit
Floyd Bennett Field, Fort Tilden, and Canarsie Pier offer great fishing opportunities. 2019 Fishing/Parking Permits will be honored in 2020 season until further notice.
Enjoy Brooklyn's largest Community Garden at Floyd Bennett Field. Find out more by visiting the Floyd Bennett Field Garden Association's website
The Driving Range and Miniature Golf Course is located at 3200 Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, approximately 1 mile off of Exit 11S on the Belt Parkway. The 18-hole Pitch and Putt course is located just off the boardwalk at Riis Park Beach. It is just minutes from the Marine Park Bridge.
Discover Jamaica Bay's historic sites, including Fort Tilden, a former U.S. Army post and Floyd Bennett Field, a former municipal airport and U.S. Naval Air Station.
Hangar B, home to Floyd Bennett Field's Historic Aircraft Restoration Project (HARP), is closed until further notice. For more information, click here
Contact the Jamaica Bay Riding Academy
at (718) 531-8949. Boarding only at this time.
Junior Ranger Program
Aspiring Junior Rangers can explore Gateway from home. Become Virtual Junior Rangers by visiting our Virtual Junior Ranger Page.
Model Airplane Flying
Call (718) 338-3799 for information on the Radio Controlled Flying Field at Floyd Bennett Field.
Passport to Your National Parks
For the collectors, passport stamps are available at Floyd Bennett Field, Jacob Riis Park, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Passport to Your National Parks
books are sold through the Eastern National bookstores at Floyd Bennett Field and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The bookstores are closed until further notice.
All designated picnic-barbecuing areas, including Fort Tilden, Canarsie Pier, and Jacob Riis Park,are temporarily closed to the public until further notice.
Camping is not available until further notice.
Public Programs - Free
Check our events calendar
to see what opportunities there are for Ranger-led and partner-led programs.
Public Recreation and Sports Fitness Facilities
Aviator Sports and Events Center ,
Gateway's newest and largest sports concessionaire, offers indoor ice skating, hockey, a climbing wall, gymnastics, basketball, and outdoor sports fields. Call (718) 758-7500, or click on the link above. Aviator is closed until further notice.
Walking & Hiking
Take a self-guided walk at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Try the improved gravel trail of the West Pond or the more natural trails of the East Pond, North Garden or South Garden. Or hike in the back fort area of Fort Tilden. Please note that some of these activities have been impacted by COVID-19. To find out more, please visit this page for more information