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July 27, 2015
31st Annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament
Gateway NRA hosts the oldest and largest all-women lifeguard tournament in the nation, to be held on Wednesday, July 29 at Sandy Hook Unit's Beach Area E.

July 01, 2015
celebrating the nps centennial find your park and tell us
The second annual Gateway National Recreation Area photography contest will be held during the month of July.

June 19, 2015
Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee to meet Friday, June 26
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee will meet at 9 am on Friday, June 26 at the Beech Room of the Thompson Park Visitor Center. Thompson Park, located at 805 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft NJ, is part of the Monmouth County Park System. Members of the public are invited.

May 22, 2015
Environmental Assessment Notice of Public Availability and Open House
The National Park Service (NPS) has made available for public and regulatory review the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Staten Island Unit Maintenance Facilities Project, Relocation of Hurricane Sandy Damaged Maintenance Facilities to More Sustainable Locations. This project would make the maintenance facilities resilient to coastal storm surges and flooding through relocation to areas outside the 100-year floodplain.

May 14, 2015
Find Your Park at History House Starting May 17
Fort Hancock's History House will open to the public on May 17 for the first time since Hurricane Sandy.

May 13, 2015
This summer Gateway offers ways to "Find Your Park" right in your backyard
"Find Your Park" this summer in your backyard at Gateway National Recreation Area.

May 12, 2015
Fees to improve camping experience at Gateway National Recreation Area
The camping fee at Gateway National Recreation Area has been set at $30 per night, beginning with the 2015 season

May 05, 2015
Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee to meet at Thompson Park on Friday, May 8
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet this Friday, May 8 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Beech Room at Thompson Park, part of the Monmouth County Parks System. All committee meetings are open to the public.

April 01, 2015
Gateway Closes Sandy Hook Observation Deck for Repairs
With the donation of materials from the Sandy Hook Foundation, Gateway National Recreation Area will repair and rebuild Sandy Hook's popular Observation Deck beginning Wednesday, April 1. The park expects the deck to be available to the public by the Memorial Day weekend.

March 13, 2015
Open House for Leasing Sandy Hook Buildings
Come to an open house to learn more about leasing an historic former Army building as a residence, bed-and-breakfast or home for a not-for-profit. The open house takes place Sunday, March 22 from 1-3 PM at the Sandy Hook Chapel.

March 11, 2015
New Jersey Youth Corps volunteers to help clean up historic building at the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway
25 young adults from all over the state of NJ will clean up Building 27 at Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock on March 12

February 17, 2015
Gateway begins planning process for the Fort Tilden Shore Road Shoreline Resilience project Queens New York
The NPS, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration- Eastern Federal Lands Highway (EFLHD) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate a range of alternatives to address access, safety, and shoreline resiliency at Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area due to changes brought about by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

January 12, 2015
Terrapins Tell a Tale
Join the NPS at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge visitor center to see the winners of the 2014 Gateway National Recreation Area Photo Contest.

January 07, 2015
National Park Service to Hold Open House on the Status of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge West Pond Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) will provide an update on the project status for the West Pond Environmental Assessment on Jan. 22 at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center.

December 22, 2014
Gateway Will Hold Public Meeting on January 13 Regarding Proposed Fee Increases at Jacob Riis Beach
Gateway will hold a public meeting on January 13 at the Ryan Visitor Center to discuss our proposed fee increases at Riis Beach.

December 12, 2014
Gateway Seeks New Uses for Historic Buildings
Gateway seeks new uses for historic buildings at Fort Hancock.

November 20, 2014
Gateway Seeks Public Comment Concerning Proposed Fee Increases
Gateway is seeking public comments on proposed fee hikes for camping throughout the park and beach parking at Jacob Riis and Sandy Hook. Gateway is also initiating a study into the feasibility of instituting metered parking at select locations throughout the park.

October 16, 2014
Fort Hancock Days 2014
Come celebrate Fort Hancock's military history by joining the volunteers of the Army Ground Forces Association from October 24 through October 26.

October 16, 2014
Gateway Photo Contest Winners Announced
The winners of Gateway's first annual photo contest have been announced.

September 19, 2014
Gateway Begins Planning for Proposed Relocation of Damaged Maintenance Facilities in Staten Island
Gateway begins planning process for the proposed relocation of Hurricane Sandy damaged maintenance facilities to more sustainable locations within the Staten Island Unit.

September 16, 2014
Gateway Begins Planning for Proposed Relocation of Damaged Maintenance Facilities at Sandy Hook
The NPS is preparing an Environmental Assessment in support of a proposed project to address damage to the maintenance facilities at the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway.

August 22, 2014
Fort Hancock Committee to Meet at Brookdale Community College
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet Friday, September 12 at Brookdale Community College's Donald D. Wagner Student Life Center.

August 18, 2014
Phased Development Plan Proposed to Rehabilitate Fort Hancock
Gateway National Recreation Area proposed Phased Rehabilitation of historic Fort Hancock

July 16, 2014
Public Review Opens for Environmental Assessment of Sandy Hook Multi-Use Path Extension
The National Park Service welcomes public comment and regulatory review of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to extend the Multi-Use Path (MUP) at Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit. Comments are due by August 29, 2014.

July 14, 2014
Fort Hancock Committee to Meet Friday, July 18
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet at Twin Lights Historic Site in Highlands, NJ, on Friday, July 18 beginning at 9 am.

July 14, 2014
Deadline Extended for Nominations to Fort Hancock Committee
The National Park Service has extended the deadline for nominations to the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee by one week. The new deadline is Monday, July 21. Applicants must nominate themselves; a third party cannot nominate someone else.

June 26, 2014
Gateway Begins Planning Process for Environmental Assessment for West Pond Project at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD), is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) in support of a proposed project to address damage that resulted from a breach that occurred at the West Pond of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge during Hurricane Sandy.

June 16, 2014
Gateway Seeks Nominations for Fort Hancock Advisory Committee
The National Park Service seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for appointment to the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee.

June 11, 2014
"Sandy Cam" Broadcasts Live Views From Sandy Hook Lighthouse
For 250 years, the Sandy Hook Lighthouse has guided ships sailing to New York Harbor with beams of light. Now it broadcasts live streaming images of Sandy Hook to the entire world.

June 09, 2014
Sandy Hook Lighthouse Turns 250
A beacon of hope survives hurricanes, wars and a revolution--and it still works today. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Gateway National Recreation Area will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse from 11 am to 4 pm. The public is invited to this free event.

May 22, 2014
Expert discusses tax incentives for historic preservation
Audrey Tepper, historical architect, National Park Service (NPS), Technical Preservation Services Branch, will discuss the basics of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program and national standards for rehabilitating historic buildings. These standards will be used for rehabilitation of historic buildings at Sandy Hook’s Fort Hancock.

January 08, 2013
Fort Hancock Advisory Committee to hold first meeting January 23-24
The Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting January 23-24, 2013 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, N.J. (not at Monmouth University, as stated in the Federal Register notice).

September 05, 2012
Interior Department announces FACA committee members; will make recommendations for reuse plan of Fort Hancock
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has nominated 20 citizens to serve on the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. This committee will provide recommendations for the historic reuse of more than 30 historic buildings in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit.

August 30, 2012
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins radiological survey of closed areas in Great Kills Park
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted a radiological survey of closed areas in Gateway NRA's Great Kills Park on Monday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The first areas surveyed included the fishing area along Great Kills Harbor. Depending on the results of the survey, the fishing area may be reopened for use in 2012.

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