Gateway's General Management Plan
Gateway is expecting to release the Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) in spring 2014. As part of finalizing the GMP, Gateway will be completing National Historic Preservation Act compliance in consultation with the New York and New Jersey State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). The impact of the GMP/EIS on historic properties cannot be fully evaluated at this time and will require further evaluation and consultation. Implementation of the GMP may result in adverse effects to cultural resources. NPS developed a "process" Programmatic Agreement (PA) that will provide a framework for future consultations with the SHPOs related to GMP implementation.
NPS consulted with the New York and New Jersey SHPOs, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) as well as federally recognized tribes and invited them to participate in the development of this draft PA. The ACHP declined to participate. NPS will continue to consult with the SHPOs and federally recognized tribes to execute the PA and during implementation of the GMP.
We welcome your thoughts and comments on the draft Programmatic Agreement. Please click on the following link http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GATEdraftPA to download a copy of the draft Programmatic Agreement under the "Open for Comment" section on the left-hand side of the webpage. The public comment period is from February 21 to March 7.
Looking for a beach club or other business at Gateway?
A list of websites and phone numbers of concessions operating at Gateway, including the Silver Gull and Breezy Point beach clubs, can be found here.
The National Park Service, with the advice of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee, is seeking interested parties to redevelop historic structures in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Submissions are due by 5 pm December 16, 2013. Individuals, governmental agencies, not-for-profit and for-profit orgnizations are welcome to submit proposals. All legal uses will be considered.There will be two site visits: November 6 and November 14 at 10 a.m. Read more
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Sandy Hook Light was dimmed in World War II and painted in camoflague? Homes and businesses within five miles of the ocean were required to use blackout curtains in order to protect ships from attacks by German U-Boats. More...