Wildland Fires at Gateway NRA
Although Gateway National Recreation Area is located in the largest urban center in the country, wildfires are a constant threat to the parklands and communities that border the park.
Throughout New York City and in Monmouth County, New Jersey wildfires occur during all times of year. When wildfires strike, park fire management works closely with other agencies, especially the FDNY to ensure fires are extinguished quickly and damage to property is reduced. http://www.nps.gov/fire/fire/fir_wildland.cfm.
REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS FIRES TO:
(NYC) United States Park Police at (718) 338-3988.
(NJ) United States Park Rangers at (732) 872-5900
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.