Marine Park lies between Mill Basin and Gerritsen Beach. The neighborhood is mostly squared off in area by Gerritsen Avenue, Flatbush Avenue, Avenue U and King s Highway. It partly surrounds the eponymous park. The neighborhood is characterized by a mostly Irish populace, with smaller Italian-American and Jewish communities.
The neighborhood is situated around Gerritsen Inlet, the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay.
Years passed, and city plans were elaborated to make a port out of Jamaica Bay. A Real estate boo, was anticipated, and land was bought by private owners.
In 1939, over 789 acres (3.2 km2) of land were donated to New York City, and Marine Park (the park itself) was created. Many of the houses in the neighborhood were also built around the same time. These houses are referred as Marine Park Neighborhood. A couple of additional land transactions took place. For, example, 1,024 acres (4 km2) of park were transferred to the National Park Service, and now its Saltmarsh Nature Center.
Marine Park is mostly made up of working class ethnic residents, including many of Italian, Irish, Greek, and Jewish extraction. In recent years, as the neighborhoods of Midwood and Madison have expanded and property values have risen precipitously, young Orthodox Jewish families have become a noticeable presence in the Marine Park neighborhood.