North Park – Completed in 2023 and Now Open

North Park Phase 1 is newly opened as of October 2023. This 21-acre swatch of land connects visitors to spectacular views of Main Creek and the adjacent William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge via divided walking and high speed paths. North Park Phase 1 is open daily from 6AM – 10PM.

Options for getting there

North Park Phase 1 has two entrances:

  • Gate at Schmul Park:
    • Enter North Park Phase 1 through Schmul Park. The entrance is located behind the baseball field of Schmul Park. Street Parking available near this entrance.
  • Gate at 350 Wild Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314:
    • Enter North Park Phase 1 at 350 Wild Ave. Parking Lot available at this entrance. Park entrance is past the Marriott.


  • By car:
    • From the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: SI Expressway to Exit 5 (440-S towards Outerbridge Cr.) Take Exit 7 (Victory Blvd). Left on Victory Blvd, right on Roswell Ave, right on Wild Ave. Park entrance is past the Marriott on the left
    • From points south: W Shore Expressway to Exit 7 (Victory Blvd). Right on Victory Blvd, right on Roswell Ave, right on Wild Ave. Park entrance is past the Marriott on the left.
  • By public transit:
    • From the St. George Ferry Terminal: Cross Bay Street to take the S62 to Travis via Victory. Get off at Victory Blvd/Glen St. Walk down East Service Rd towards the LA Fitness. Park is on the corner of East Service Rd and Wild Ave.





North Park Features

  • Photovoltaic Structure: A solar shade structure at the Wild Avenue entrance powers the parking lot lighting. The system is entirely off the grid.
  • Arc Path: This half-mile path includes separate lanes for biking and walking and breathtaking views of the surrounding grasslands and wetlands.
  • Live Stake Planting: To prevent erosion and support native species, the slope was planted with dogwoods and willows using a method called live stake planting. Using this method, sticks removed from existing live dogwoods are placed directly into the ground where they will sprout.
  • Comfort Station: This comfort station is fully self-contained. Energy for the lights and fans is provided by a photovoltaic panel on the roof, and the bathrooms contain composting toilets, saving thousands of gallons of water a year.
  • Bird Tower: Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the wetlands from this tower, made of galvanized steel columns supporting a staircase and observation platform that rises 20 feet in the air.
  • Wetland Overlook Deck: This fully accessible deck reaches the same elevation as the Bird Tower, allowing all visitors a view into the restored wetlands below.

North Park Construction Updates

+ Construction Nears Completion at North Park (2022)
+ North Park Construction Tour (2020)
+ North Park Coming Spring 2022 (2020)
+ The “Dirt” on Soil at North Park (2020)
+ North Park Construction Continues with Foundations for Signature Structures (2019)
+ Bulldozers on the Future Bike Path at North Park (2018)
+ NYC Parks and DSNY Break Ground on North Park (2017)
+ North Park is in Construction (2017)
+ North Park is in Procurement (2016)
+ Wetland Restoration at North Park (2014)
+ North Park Public Presentation PDF (2008)

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