• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.


    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

Park Planning

Overlook at Fort Wadsworth

Gateway National Recreation Area is made up of 26,000 acres Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey.  Come visit this National Park in NYC's backyard.


The National Park Service (NPS) plans for one purpose - to ensure that the decisions it makes will be carried out as effectively and efficiently as possible. All of Gateway's planning helps us create a strategy to make sure that our park is protected unimpaired for future generations.

Did You Know?

Jacob Riis

Journalist Jacob Riis was called "New York's most useful citizen," by Theodore Roosevelt. Riis often accompanied Police Commissioner Roosevelt in raids exposing the hardship of life for New York City's poor and immigrant populations and published his photos in newspapers. More...