National Park Service
Gateway National Recreation Area
Floyd Bennett Field is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. As the fourth largest national park in the U.S., Gateway National Recreation Area is managed by the National Park Service.
As part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, the management of the Aviator Sports and Events Center, located at the Historic Floyd Bennett Field, is a collaboration partnership between a private sports management company and the National Park Service (NPS), which has authorized a concession contract to the operators of Aviator Sports and Events Center to provide sports and recreation services and programs to Gateway’s visitors.
In keeping with the mission of the NPS, all programs and events held at Aviator Sports and Events Center are intended to provide an educational, social, and community benefit.
Floyd Bennett Field, designated as a National Historic Landmark District for its significance and contributions in the early development of aviation and contributions to national defense during World War 2, is part of the Jamaica Bay Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area.
National Parks of New York Harbor
You may be surprised to learn that there are 10 National Parks with 23 unique destinations in New York City and northern New Jersey.
The National Parks of New York Harbor includes nearly 27,000 acres and welcomes more than 12 million visitors each year.
Your Parks offer year-round public programs, curriculum-based education, recreational opportunities, natural habitats, historic buildings and museum collections. There are also many opportunities to become involved in volunteer and stewardship activities.
- Sports & Leagues
- Event Spaces
- Birthday Parties
- Special Events & Rentals
- Groups/School Trips
- Aviator Spring 2013 Program Guide-Online