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

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    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

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Salt Marsh at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, one of the many special places that are part of Gateway National Recreation Area.

National Park Service

Press releases and media advisories

Gateway is proud to serve such a diverse and exciting urban area. We want you to join us at park programs and events. We also want you to know how the park preserves Gateway's historic, natural and recreational resources through innovative efforts and public-private partnerships. Check this section for press releases and media advisories to learn the latest about how this park manages over 26,000 acres of land and water in New York and New Jersey.

 
Goats manage weed control at Gateway's Fort Wadsworth.

The new "Guardians of the Narrows"? During the summer, goats manage weed control at Gateway's Fort Wadsworth. They burn calories instead of fossil fuel and can get into tight places better than bulky equipment.

NPS PHOTO by Linda Canzanelli

Out of the Gateway, our quarterly park newsletter

Get to know Gateway inside and out. Four times a year, Out of the Gateway highlights the work by our terrific employees, volunteers, interns and partner organizations in making park areas in Sandy Hook, Jamaica Bay and Staten Island safer, cleaner and more appealing for all visitors. Check out the innovative work being done at America's first urban national park. Park newsletters are available as both high quality and email size PDF files. Check out any issue from June 2011 onward.

 
Urban camping is one of the ways Gateway enhanced visitor experiences in 2011. Come to Floyd Bennett Field and bring your tent.

Urban camping is one of the ways Gateway enhanced visitor experiences in 2011. Come to Floyd Bennett Field and bring your tent.

Photo by Sebastiano Privitera, Volunteer-in-Parks

State of the Park Reports

These annual reports showcase Gateway's natural, cultural and recreational resources as well as the contibuting efforts and achievements of park staff, volunteers, friends and partners. (NOTE: Reports are high quality PDF files. They will take a few minutes to download.)

2011
2010
2009
2008
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2005

Did You Know?

Cyclists on Floyd Bennett Field.

Before they built the first airplane, the Wright Brothers were bicycle manufacturers. Today, the historic runways of Gateway's Floyd Bennett Field are used by cyclists throughout the year. More...