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.
Laws & Policies
Gateway's Compendium: Park Rules and Regulations
National park laws and regulations are identified in the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 36: Parks, Forests and Public Property). In addition, each national park complies an annual Compendium of rules which are subject to the discretionary authority of the park superintendent. These rules have the force of law and protect visitors and wildlife, making sure that parks can be enjoyed while park resources are preserved and maintained.
The Compendium includes:
Federal Laws and NPS Management Policies Governing Gateway
Gateway National Recreation Area was created by an act of Congress. The enabling legislation that created the park in 1972 defines the original scope and vision for the park.
Since Gateway is part of the National Park Service, NPS Management Policies govern what this park can and cannot do, along with the rest of the 401 United States national parks.
First and Second Amendment rights in national parks
Recent court rulings and changes in Congressional law have broadened how citizens may exercise their First Amendment and Second Amendment rights within national park boundaries. For more information, click the links above or to the right.
Did You Know?
Before they built the first airplane, the Wright Brothers were bicycle manufacturers. Today, the historic runways of Gateway's Floyd Bennett Field are used by cyclists throughout the year. More...