Gateway Celebrates NPS Founders Day With Fee-Free Day
Contact: Raina T. Williams, 718-354-4607
WHAT: Celebrate the 95th birthday of the National Park Service by visiting Gateway National Recreation Area. Parking fees will be waived Thursday, August 25.
WHERE: Sandy Hook Unit, Highlands, N.J., and Jacob Riis Park, Queens, N.Y. All other areas of Gateway National Recreation Area are always free.
WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2011.
WHY: Every year, the National Park Service celebrates NPS Founders Day with a fee-free day on August 25, the day President Woodrow Wilson signed the Act of Congress that created the agency. Every year on August 25, Gateway waives its parking fees, as do most National Park Service sites which charge parking or entrance fees.
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.