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?
All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...