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

    Gateway

    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

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
718-354-4606

Superintendent
Jennifer Nersesian- 718-354-4665
email

Deputy Superintendent
Suzanne McCarthy 718-354-4663
email

Law enforcement

Park Police--24 hours (law enforcement for Jamaica Bay and Staten Island units)
718-338-3988

Sandy Hook Ranger Station (law enforcement for Sandy Hook Unit only)
732-872-5900

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

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
email

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
email

The Staten Island unit includes

  • Fort Wadsworth
  • Great Kills Park
  • Miller Field

Sandy Hook Unit Coordinator
Pete McCarthy 732-872-5913
email

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

Did You Know?

Ruffle Bar in Jamaica Bay

Gateway National Recreation Area is mostly made up of water, making it a boater's paradise! Canoeing, kayaking, fishing and sailing are just a few of the ways to enjoy the park. More...