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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

Changes Due To COVID-19

All Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations are closed until further notice. All ranger programs and events have been cancelled until further notice.
2020 fishing/parking permits are not being sold at this time, but we are honoring 2019 permits. We are also honoring 2019 boat ramp permits.

7 am to 9 pm daily.

More updates on operations can be found here.

Please note that at all Staten Island visitor centers and ranger stations are closed. Please call 718-354-4606 with questions.

Please note that some of these activities may have been impacted by COVID-19. Find out more here.


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.


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.


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. Please call 718-987-6790 for more information.


Due to COVID-19 precautions, camping is not available until further notice.


2020 fishing/parking permits are not being sold at this time, but we are honoring 2019 permits.


Gardening is not available until further notice.


A museum about the history of Fort Wadsworth is located inside the Visitor Center at 120 New York Ave. The museum and visitor center are closed until further notice.

  • Click here to read more about Fort Wadsworth.

The Historic Mont Sec House is located on Fort Wadsworth’s Officers’ Row. Step back in time to experience life in the nineteenth century. The house, filled with decorative arts and period furniture depicts the life of an officer and his family in the 1890s. The Mont Sec House is closed until further notice.

Junior Ranger Program

Aspiring Junior Rangers can explore Gateway from home. Become Virtual Junior Rangers by visiting our Virtual Junior Ranger Page.


All designated picnic-barbecuing areas, including World War Veterans Park at Miller Field, are temporarily closed to the public until further notice.


All Sports Fields and Courts are closed at all locations until further notice.

Walking & Hiking

Walking paths are at all three Staten Island sites. 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.

Would you like a map? Visit our Staten Island Map Page.

Last updated: June 16, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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