National Park ServiceFloyd Bennett Floyd

Floyd Bennett Floyd

Floyd Bennett Floyd

56 Aviation Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 338-3799



Floyd Bennett Field was New York City’s first municipal airport; later it became a World War II naval air station. Today this area includes over 1,300 acres of grassland, salt marshes, tidal mudflats, a marina, and the former airfield, including a control tower and terminal that is now the William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center (Ryan Visitor Center). Many recreational opportunities are available, including camping, biking, archery, gardening, ice skating, hockey, gymnastics and other indoor sports.

For a more detailed history of Floyd Bennett Field, Click here. Find out more about the history of Barren Island here.


Ryan Visitor Center: Learn about the aviation history of Floyd Bennett Field. (718) 338-3799. Open Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 12 pm.
Seaplane Kayak Launch: Launch your kayak or other small craft here.
Aviator Sports: This sports center is housed in a historic hangar. Find out more here, or call (718) 758 8500.
Moonbeam Marina: Located across from the entrance to Floyd Bennett Field, this marina has more than 500 slips. Find out more here, or call (718) 252 8761.
Archery Range: Permits are required to use the archery field. Permits are $75 annually. Please call (718) 338-3799 for more information.
Fishing areas: Learn more about fishing at Floyd Bennett Field on our fishing page.