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Great Kills Park Community Involvement

Community involvement helps Gateway improve safety and access to park resources.

Community involvement helps Gateway improve safety and access to park resources.


Gateway wants your input!

Gateway is moving to clean up Great Kills Park from radioactive contamination as required by the federal "Superfund" law (or CERCLA). Community involvement is a necessary part of the process.

Citizens will have a number of opportunities to learn more about the project as well as review and comment upon proposed cleanup actions.

A public information session was held to a packed house at the Great Kills Park Environmental Field Station on October 27, 2011 to share with the community our plans for the upcoming investigation. Gateway thanks all who were able to come out and participate. If you were unable to come out, you can download a copy of the presentation here.

Want to know more? Please take a moment to review the information below or go to the Environmental Investigations page to download the final reports completed to date.

Great Kills Park Radium Contamination Fact Sheet (last updated Feb 2012)

Great Kills Cleanup: The Superfund Process

The public can also review an administrative record file, containing copies of documents upon which the selection of remedial actions will be based, at the following locations:

New York Public Library
Great Kills Branch
56 Giffords Lane (at Margaret Street)
Staten Island, NY 10308
Contact: Library Manager, Lorraine Ruiz
Phone: 718-984-6670

National Park Service
1050 Walnut St, Suite 220
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Contact: Greg Nottingham
Phone: 303-415-1483
Mon.-Fri. 9:00am - 4:00pm

These repositories will be updated at key milestones in the CERCLA process.

If you have questions or would like to be added to our mailing list contact us by:

  • calling the Great Kills Park Cleanup Message Line: 718-354-4606 or
  • email us at Great Kills Park Email Address: e-mail us

Did You Know?

The NC 4 in flight.

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.