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

    Gateway

    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

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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.

Doing Business With The Park

Sandy Hook has seven miles of a multi-use path. In the summer, visitors can bring their own bicycles or rent them from a concessioner.

Sandy Hook has seven miles of a multi-use path. In the summer, visitors can bring their own bicycles or rent them from a concessioner.

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Gateway Business Services

Concessioners fill a vital role in helping the National Park Service carry out its mission. Private companies enhance visitor experiences by providing services that NPS sites otherwise would not provide.

In 2011, nine concession operators provided services at Gateway National Recreation Area. These concessions included food concessions, beach clubs and other recreational operations.

By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the National Park Service broadens the economic base of the region in general and the communities surrounding the parks in particular.

Parties looking for business opportunities are advised to regularly check this site and the NPS Commercial Services Program website. For further information, e-mail us at the Gateway Business Management Office.

 

Leasing and Concession Information

For more information on NPS commercial services, click on the links below.

 

Commercial Leasing of Park Buildings

The National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area has released a Request for Proposal for commercial leasing opportunities of Jacob Riis Park's Bay 9. Parties interested in this opportunity should carefully review the Request for Proposals (RFP) for more information and deadlines.

This RFP provides the opportunity for an interested individual or organization to submit a proposal to the National Park Service to lease one of these two properties. Whoever submits the proposal for the property, judged best under the RFP selection criteria, will be given an opportunity to negotiate a final lease agreeable to both the offeror and the National Park Service.

The NPS is seeking a Lessee to provide high quality food and beverage services and maintain the Bay 9 facility for a term of up to five years.
Here's more information on this RFP.

 

Did You Know?

World War I recruiting poster for the Coastal Artillery Corps.

All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...