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Marine Park

Brooklyn, Kings County

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Marine Park, Brooklyn's largest park, offers viewing platforms and excellent birding opportunities. Gerritsen Creek provides a natural habitat for a variety a birds. It consists of acres of grassland and precious salt marsh, protected as a Forever Wild preserve.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Myrtle warblers
  • Canvasbacks
  • Grasshopper sparrows
  • Horseshoe crabs
  • Oyster toadfish

Where to Watch

  • Salt Marsh nature trail
  • Nature center
  • Viewing platforms

Recreational Opportunities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Nature Center

Accessible Features

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This NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has several accessible features, including hiking trails and a nature center. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


798 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 718-421-2021

Address: Bounded by Shore Parkway, Avenue U, Gerritsen Ave., and Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn

Website: Marine Park (This link leaves DEC's website)