Father Macris Park, Graniteville

A 12.4-acre park on the south side of the Staten Island Expressway by Fahy Avenue and Lamberts Lane

 

Willowbrook Park, Willowbrook

A 164-acre park with tennis courts (currently closed for repair) and baseball fields. Also the home of the Carousel for All Children.

 

Benjamin Soto Skate Park, Midland Beach

Opened in 2005, but closed for repairs in the fall of 2010, the park reopened again a year later with a much different appearance. It offers ample skating room, as well as a set of tiny steel ramps and bars to work on tricks at a simple level.

 

New Dorp Beach, Cedar Grove

Opened as the eighth beach in New York City, it is a hidden gem with two swimming bays and views of the Atlantic Ocean, Brooklyn and New York Harbor.

 

Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan Park, New Dorp Beach

Renamed in 2011 after a Korean War hero, this park boasts a seating area with an interactive water feature and new playground. It is located at the corner of New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue.

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk, South Beach/Midland Beach

Originally developed in the early 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the 2.5-mile-long FDR Boardwalk and promenade in South Beach offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and New York Harbor.

 

Freshkills Park

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. While development continues in phases for the next 30 years, work over the next several years will focus on providing public access to the interior of the site and showcasing its unusual combination of natural and engineered beauty, including creeks, wetlands, expansive meadows and spectacular vistas of the New York City region. Call 212-602-5374.

 

Independence Park

The three-acre Independence Park serves as the gateway to the Travis community. A new flagpole and benches were installed in 2011 along with new paths, pavements and plantings around a gathering space.

 

John D’Amato Field, New Dorp Beach

Dedicated in 2011 in memory of the late lawyer John D’Amato, this multi-use synthetic turf field is located at the end of New Dorp Lane at Cedar Grove Avenue.

 

LaTourette Park and Golf Course

A 511-acre park area surrounded by Forest Hill and London roads and Rockland Avenue. For golf course information, call 718-351-1889.

 

Ocean Breeze Park, Midland Beach

A 110-acre park cornered by Quintard Street and Mason Avenue.

 

Saw Mill Creek Marsh

Restoration ecologists with the Parks Department’s Natural Resources Group have worked to clean and restore this 165-acre salt marsh along the Arthur Kill. The team has planted cord grass and other native plants on the site

 

For more information on New York City Parks, visit nyc.gov/parks or call 311.

 

Staten Island Borough Office:

N.Y.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

Stonehenge, 1150 Clove Rd., Sunnyside

Phone:  718-390-8000.

 

Permits

Members of the public can apply for permits for sports fields and special events online at nyc.gov/parks or in person at:

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 502 Brielle Avenue

Phone:  718-667-3545