• 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

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • 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.

Celebrate National Park Week from April 17-24

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: April 15, 2010

Getaway to Gateway During National Park Week

National Park Week, an annual week for celebration and recognition of our nation’s National Parks, will run from April 17-24, 2010. Visitation to America’s National Parks is on the rise, and last year Gateway National Recreation Area was America’s third most visited national park, with over nine million visitors.

This year’s National Park Week celebration is a chance for everyone in New York to explore what millions of people already know: Gateway has something for everyone. Gateway encompasses some 26,000 acres stretching from the estuaries of Jamaica Bay, New York to the shorelines of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Although there is no shortage of events and activities, there’s always a place of quiet refuge to be found as well.

“National Parks provide recreational experiences, opportunities to learn and grow, and places of quiet refuge,” said Gateway’s General Superintendent Barry Sullivan. “If you are looking for outdoor activities that are close to home during National Park Week, Gateway is the place to be. Take a bike ride along the multiple use pathways at Sandy Hook, stroll the beaches at Great Kills on Staten Island, or visit the historic airfields at Floyd Bennett Field near Jamaica Bay. Whatever your interests, we have something for everyone.”

Take a moment, an hour, or a day to enjoy Gateway National Recreation Area during National Park Week. Visitors should call for program reservations. A complete list of all activities can be found at: www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/events.htm

Did You Know?

Fort Hancock Foghorn newspaper announces Judy Garland's performance in 1943

Did you know that many celebrities visited Fort Hancock in World War II? Judy Garland performed for the soldiers at Fort Hancock in 1943. Lana Turner also visited the fort during the war. More...