• 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

Did You Know?

Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.