• 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.


Soldiers pose outside newly constructed barracks at Fort Hancock in World War II.

In 1940, Fort Hancock's expansion began in prepartation for World War II.  National Guard soldiers, like these men of the 245th Coast Artilley, were federalized and temporary barracks and support building were constructed.

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The personal stories of many generations of both everyday and important figures in history exist with in the park. From artillery soldiers, to famous aviators and military pilots, to lighthouse keepers and lifesavers, to civilian worker, wives, children and social activists these people lived and worked within what is now Gateway NRA.

Jamaica Bay People

Sandy Hook People

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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...