• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.


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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

  • The Floyd Bennett Field Archery Range will be closed on October 22

    Sections of the archery range parking lot will be excavated by the Army Corps of Engineers, to remove defunct fuel lines. The archery range will reopen October 23.

Miller Army Air Field

This double hanger at Miller Field is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Miller Field's double seaplane hanger in 1979.

NPS photo by R. Greenwood for National Register Nomination.

Miller Field was an airfield run by the U.S. Army from 1919 to 1969. Completed in 1921, it was the only Air Coast Defense Station on the east coast. Coast Artillery soldiers manned defenses during World War II. During the Cold War, Army aircraft including helicopters called Miller Field home. Miller Field was deactivated by the U.S. Army in 1969. It was the last grass runway in New York City.

For a detailed history of Miller Army Air Field, click here.

Miller Field is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

A contributing element to the National Historic Distict is the Elm Tree Light.

View the National Register Nomination for Miller Army Air Field Historic District

The National Register of Historic Places has made the site part of its "Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms." Travel Itinerary. To view this information, click here.

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Volunteers restoring historic aircraft

Each year some 4,000 Volunteers-in-Parks contribute over 80,000 hours of their time to protect Gateway's natural and historical resources and assist visitors. More...