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


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  • 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.

Our Staff & Offices

Gateway headquarters, at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, where the New York City Marathon begins every year except 2012.

Gateway headquarters at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island on the day of the New York City Marathon. The marathon regularly begins at the Fort, attracting tens of thousands of participants.

Photo by Dr. Sung Won Kim, Volunteer-in-Parks

Gateway headquarters

Gateway's three units are administered from offices at Fort Wadsworth, where the Verrazano Bridge meets Staten Island. Staff can be reached during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. All mail should be sent to Gateway Headquarters. Mail intended for a particular person or unit should be labeled as such on the envelope.

Gateway National Recreation Area
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305

Jennifer Nersesian- 718-354-4665

Deputy Superintendent
Suzanne McCarthy 718-354-4663

Law enforcement

Park Police--24 hours (law enforcement for Jamaica Bay and Staten Island units)

Sandy Hook Ranger Station (law enforcement for Sandy Hook Unit only)

Public Affairs Office/Press Inquiries
Daphne Yun 718-354-4602

Unit offices

Gateway has several smaller offices throughout its three units. However, it is best to reach them via phone.

Jamaica Bay Unit Coordinator
Dave Taft 718-338-3338 x 238

The Jamaica Bay unit includes:

  • Bergen Beach
  • Breezy Point
  • Fountain Avenue Landfill
  • Floyd Bennett Field
  • Fort Tilden
  • Frank Charles Park
  • Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill
  • Plumb Beach (shared with NYC Parks)

Staten Island Unit Coordinator
Brian Feeney 718-351-8426

The Staten Island unit includes

  • Fort Wadsworth
  • Great Kills Park
  • Miller Field

Sandy Hook Unit Coordinator
Pete McCarthy 732-872-5913

  • Fort Hancock Historic District
  • Sandy Hook beaches B-North Beach

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...