Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
Free Beach Parking This Weekend at Jacob Riis
Contact: Brian Feeney, 718-354-4606
This Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, Jacob Riis Park, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, will be participating in the nationwide Fee Free Weekend at America’s National Parks. Although Jacob Riis Park, located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, has no entrance fee, a beach parking fee of $5 per car is charged between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This weekend all beach parking will be FREE. Sunday is also Father’s Day, and the Fee Free Weekend is a great opportunity to invite your dad and the rest of your family and friends to enjoy Jacob Riis Park and make some memories at a local National Park.
In addition to this weekend, there will be two more Fee Free Weekends at Jacob Riis Park this summer: July 18 & 19, and August 15 & 16.
The nationwide Fee Free Weekend program is designed to help the many Americans who are facing tough economic times by making it easier to visit a National Park. For more information on Jacob Riis Park call 718-318-4300 or visit www.nps.gov/gate. For more information on the Fee Free Weekend at other National Parks visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Sandy Hook Light was dimmed in World War II and painted in camoflague? Homes and businesses within five miles of the ocean were required to use blackout curtains in order to protect ships from attacks by German U-Boats. More...