Great Kills Park (Gateway National Recreation Area)

Park Overview:

A delicate dune environment and migrating Monarch Butterflies on Staten Island

Trail Uses:Hiking, Handicapped
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:5 miles
Park Acreage:580 acres
New York City/Richmond/NY
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

Located on Raritan Bay in Staten Island and part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, Great Kills Park offers fishing, boating, sports, swimming, and walks led by park rangers. The park is a stopping place for Monarch Butterflies on their migration to and from Mexico.

Trails Overview:

Nature trails lead out to Crooke's Point and its ocean dunes. Plants in the dunes are very fragile, so hikers are requested to stay on marked trails. There is a paved multi-use path that is wheelchair accessible and open to cycling and rollerblading as well. The Staten Island Greenbelt white trail connects with the park.


From the Staten Island Expressway (I-278) take the Hylan Blvd. exit south to the park entrance.

Contact Information:National Park Service –Gateway National Recreation Area
Region:New York City