Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
New Vision for a Great Urban National Park:
We are please to present the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area for your review and comment. This plan is intended to guide management of the park over the next 20 years. We invite you to review the draft and share your thoughts with us, and let us know how it addresses your aspirations for the future of the park. The comment period begins on August 2, 2013, and extends until October 22, 2013.
Prepared over the last four years, the draft plan contains various ideas for future management of the park. Some of these came from the public and park partners, and others build upon earlier successes or from lessons learned by day-to-day management of the park since 1972 as directed by the 1979 General Management Plan. We employed a rigorous planning process to explore a range of alternatives and create the National Park Service's preferred alternative which encompasses what we believe are the best ideas.
We invite you to take this opportunity to help shape the future of the park by sending us your comments. You can do that right here, or at one of the five open houses we will host in communities around the park. Your thoughtful comments are important to us and will make a difference as we finalize the plan in the coming year.
Thank you for your continued interest and involvement in the general management plan process. Together we will develop a plan that provides a variety of visitor opportunities while continuing to preserve and protect that resources that make Gateway National Recreation Area so special.
Tuesday, August 20, 4 pm - 8 pm- Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field
Wednesday, August 21, 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm-Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ
Thursday, August 22, 4 pm to 8 pm - Ft Wadsworth Multi-Media Room, Building 120, Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island
Tuesday, September 10, 4 pm to 8 pm - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Thursday, September 12, 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ
Download Gateway's Draft GMP/EIS
Did You Know?
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...