As the official "Borough of Parks", Staten Island has a large collection of parks. They range from modest playgrounds to immense expanses of raw nature. All parks operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation are open 6 AMâ€“1 AM (Note that The Greenbelt is operated by the Greenbelt Conservancy and Gateway is operated by the National Park Service). Parks affiliated with schools are the only exception. These are open from dawn to dusk, and it is generally considered good etiquette to stay out of the park if schoolchildren are playing in it. Some parks in Staten Island are: A portion of the Gateway National Recreation Area, called the Staten Island Unit, is located here. It consists of three parks:
Visit the Staten Island Museum. It is a short walk from the ferry terminal. Admission is only $2.