• 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.

Climate Change Awareness and Resources

Riis Park Storm Damage

Storm Damage at Jacob Riis Park

Gateway National Recreation Area is seeking feedback on some new climate change awareness material for the public.

Through a generous grant from Unilever, and with the help of the Sandy Hook Foundation, Lindsay Modungo and Andrea Spahn of Rutgers University have developed four posters about the effects of sea level rise at the Gateway National Recreation Area. These posters show how sea level rise will affect different areas of the park as well as describe what Gateway is doing to be more environmentally-friendly.

Climate change is a controversial and complicated issue; we are seeking feedback from the public to ensure that our message is clear and effective. We invite you to take some time to review these posters and e-mail us with feedback.

Feel free to print out and distribute these posters. The goal is to raise awareness of the seriousness of climate change and its potential impact upon the places where millions go to play and enjoy nature each year. Thank you!


Did You Know?

Aeiral view of the eastern portion of Jamaica Bay

At approximately 32 square miles and over 13000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the largest natural open space in New York City.