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November 05, 2013
Invest in Historic Shoreline Properties- Media Tour of Fort Hancock
Media tour of Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock held November 8, 2013.

October 22, 2013
Honor History- Invest in its Future
Honor History, Invest in its Future. Gateway seeks new uses for historic buildings at Fort Hancock.

September 05, 2013
Jennifer T. Nersesian Selected as Superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area
Jennifer T. Nersesian selected as superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area.

August 06, 2013
Gateway National Recreation Area Draft General Management Plan Unveiled
Gateway National Recreation Area Draft General Management Plan is Unveiled, Public Invited to Help Shape Vision for a Great Urban National Park

June 19, 2013
Fort Hancock Advisory Committee to meet June 28 2013
Next Fort Hancock FACA meeting June 28 2013

May 23, 2013
We Love the Smell of Sunscreen in the Morning
All lifeguarded beaches at Gateway National Recreation Area open this weekend.

May 22, 2013
Great Kills Park boat ramp reopens to public
Ready, Set, Launch! Great Kills Park's Boat Ramp Reopens to Public on May 25

April 24, 2013
Sandy Hook reopens to public on May 1st
Sandy Hook reopens on May 1st for the first time since Hurricane Sandy.

April 19, 2013
Miller Field Reopens to the public on April 20
Miller Field reopens to the public on April 20.

April 19, 2013
Gateway announces plan to rebuild Nichols Marina at Great Kills
Gateway Nation Recreation Area today announced a series of steps to rebuild the Nichols Marina in Great Kills Harbor on Staten Island.

March 20, 2013
Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit accepts ambulance donation from Twin W First Aid Squad in West Windsor
Twin W First Aid Squad (FAS), located in West Windsor, N.J., will donate an ambulance to the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area on Friday, March 22.

February 28, 2013
Gateway National Recreation Area Hurricane Sandy Recovery Update
Gateway National Recreation Area announces more opening dates as the park recovers from Hurricane Sandy.

February 13, 2013
Gateway, Rockaway Little League sign seven-year lease
Gateway National Recreation Area and Rockaway Little League (RLL) have signed a seven-year lease on the use of a clubhouse and corresponding lands, which include ball fields, in Fort Tilden, part of Gateway National Recreation Area.

January 22, 2013
"Hurricane Sandy: Before and After" photo exhibit opens at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Gateway presents "Hurricane Sandy: Before and After," a photo exhibit featuring the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the park. The exhibit will open from 3-5 P.M. on Sunday, January 27 at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Queens.

December 05, 2012
Status of National Parks Affected by Hurricane Sandy
It has been more than a month since Hurricane Sandy roared up the East Coast, making landfall on October 29 in southern New Jersey. The storm affected nearly 70 national park sites, including all 15 in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, from Sandy Hook (part of Gateway National Recreation Area) in New Jersey to St. Paul's Church National Historic Site in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., from Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey to Fire Island National Seashore on Long Island.

November 21, 2012
Gateway reopens Great Kills Park, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Gateway National Recreation Area will reopen two sections of the park after Thanksgiving. These are the first areas of Gateway to reopen after Hurricane Sandy.

October 27, 2012
40 years and 5,000 trees
MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks joined Gateway in planting 5,000 trees at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field on Saturday, October 27 to celebrate the park's 40th birthday.

October 12, 2012
Sandy Hook Unit announces Spermaceti Cove Visitor Center closing and relocating to the Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters until spring 2013
Effective Monday, October 15, 2012, the Sandy Hook - Spermaceti Cove Visitor Center will close and relocate to the Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters. The Spermaceti Cove Visitor Center will be closed until spring 2013 based on visitor patterns and anticipated staffing levels for the coming year.

October 12, 2012
Fort Hancock Days 2012 opens yearlong celebration of Gateway's 40th birthday
Gateway National Recreation Area begins its yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary with the annual celebration of Fort Hancock Days, to be held on Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2012. Fort Hancock Days commemorates the establishment of Fort Hancock as an Army base on October 30, 1895.

August 28, 2012
Help plan Gateway's future at one of three General Management Plan open houses
Help Gateway choose among three draft management alternatives for the General Management Plan (GMP) which will guide the park for the next 20 years. The park will hold three open houses on the GMP in mid-September to discuss options. Each alternative lays out a different direction for the park.

August 20, 2012
Free events at Gateway celebrate the National Park Service's 96th birthday
Visit any of Gateway's three units on Saturday, August 25 for free programs celebrating the National Park Service's 96th birthday.

August 13, 2012
Kayak with Your Park! Your Health!
Your Park! Your Health! will celebrate the end of a successful summer engaging new communities with heart-smart outdoor recreation at Gateway this Wednesday, August 15, from 3-6 P.M.

August 06, 2012
Gateway inaugurates overnight camping at Sandy Hook
On Monday, August 6, Gateway National Recreation Area welcomed its first overnight public campers at its new campground in the Horseshoe Cove area of Sandy Hook, N.J.

August 01, 2012
Gateway invites volunteers, including Hindu community, to clean up North Channel Beach on Saturday, August 4
For the last few years, the National Park Service has worked with local communities to promote our "Leave No Trace" policy at North Channel Beach in Queens, particularly with the nearby Hindu community. Join us on Saturday, August 4 as volunteers pitch in to make this special place shine.

July 31, 2012
Meet us at the beach to help plan Gateway's future
Help Gateway create a new vision for a great urban park in the 21st century. As part of the next phase of the on-going the General Management Plan (GMP) process, a series of outdoor information sessions will take place in August 2012 at three locations: Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Jacob Riis Park, Queens, and; Great Kills Park on Staten Island.

July 23, 2012
Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) sought to create new Jamaica Bay science center
The National Park Service (NPS) and the City of New York plan to establish a top-tier science research center focused on urban ecosystem restoration and resiliency within Jamaica Bay. Organizations interested in partnering with the City and the NPS are invited to submit Expressions of Interest between now and November 2, 2012.

July 19, 2012
Two piping plover nests vandalized, eggs stolen at Breezy Point
Two piping plover nests were vandalized in two locations within the protected nesting area at Breezy Point, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, on the night of July 3.

July 18, 2012
Gateway hosts 28th annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament
For the 28th time, Gateway NRA hosts the oldest and largest all-women lifeguard tournament in the country, again at our Sandy Hook Unit.

July 17, 2012
AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar, Bloomberg Join Forces to Manage 10,000 Acres of City, Federal Parks in NYC
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today signed an unprecedented agreement between the National Park Service (NPS) and the City of New York Department of Parks of Recreation – spelling out ways the two agencies will cooperatively manage 10,000 acres of federal and city-owned parks in and around Jamaica Bay to promote visitation, education programs, scientific research and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

July 16, 2012
Gateway invites public to comment on Fire Management Plan environmental assessment
Gateway National Recreation Area invites the public to learn about and comment upon the development of an Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect (EA/AoE) for the park's upcoming Fire Management Plan. The EA/AoE sets out varying options for the park's wildland fire management program, including one chosen as a preferred alternative.

July 05, 2012
Overnight camping comes to Fort Wadsworth
On Friday, July 6, Gateway National Recreation Area will welcome its first overnight camper at its new campground in Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Seven campsites, nestled among trees and historic fortifications, offer views of the Verrazano Bridge and New York Harbor.

July 02, 2012
Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center undergoes improvements
As of July 1, 2012, the Visitor Center at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island has closed for building repairs and restoration of museum exhibits.

May 22, 2012
Celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 at Fort Wadsworth
Gateway National Recreation Area hosts Staten Island Borough Historian Thomas Matteo as he reveals the impact of the War of 1812 on New York City.

May 21, 2012
Gateway issues annual rules and regulations
Gateway National Recreation Area has issued its annual revision of the park compendium which details a park's basic operations and responsibilities to visitors. A compendium includes hours of operation for areas of the park, permits issued by the park and activities which are permitted or prohibited.

May 17, 2012
Thanking America's Armed Forces
The National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 15, 2012
Gateway begins phragmites mowing program in high risk brushfire areas on Staten Island
Thanks to funds available through the federal government’s Hazards Fuel Mechanical Treatment Project, Gateway National Recreation Area is helping create firebreaks in key high risk areas along the island’s southeastern shore, which will aid in protecting local residents from wildfires. A press conference is scheduled Thursday, May 17, 2012 in an open area on Kissam Avenue to mark this ongoing effort.

May 14, 2012
Treasure Your Island promotes family fun at Fort Wadsworth
On Sunday, May 20, Gateway National Recreation Area will host "Treasure Your Island," a community awareness day, at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place rain or shine from 11:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.

May 07, 2012
Free family events set at Sandy Hook to celebrate military history, ocean fun
Enjoy both the natural and historical sides of Sandy Hook Sunday, May 20, as Gateway National Recreation Area’s Sandy Hook Unit hosts Coastal Defenses Day and Ocean Fun Day. All events are free and will be offered rain or shine. Lunch may be purchased at the event.

May 07, 2012
WWII-era swing dance at Sandy Hook's Fort Hancock
Swing into the 1940s when the Army Ground Forces Association (AGFA), hosts an evening of swing dancing at historic Fort Hancock, part of Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit. This fundraiser for AGFA takes place Saturday, May 19 as park of Coastal Defenses Weekend.

May 04, 2012
Ryan Visitor Center reopens at Floyd Bennett Field
Gateway National Recreation Area reopens the William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

April 20, 2012
FACA group to consider Fort Hancock's future
Nominations are being accepted for the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. This new committee will advise the Secretary of the Interior on the development of a reuse plan and on future uses of the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District, part of Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit.

March 12, 2012
Gateway parking fees to increase this summer
Gateway National Recreation Area will raise parking fees this summer at two locations: Sandy Hook in Highlands, N.J. and Jacob Riis Park in Queens, N.Y. These increases, the first in several years, will help maintain visitor services while remaining affordable for working families.

March 05, 2012
NPS, partners to restore Yellow Bar salt marsh in Jamaica Bay
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is leading an ambitious effort to restore the Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Islands, part of Gateway National Recreation Area. The project addresses the vanishing marsh islands by beneficially using clean sand from the New York - New Jersey Harbor deepening project to restore marsh habitat in the bay.

February 28, 2012
National Parks bring visitors, money, jobs to NYC metropolitan area
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 17.5 million visitors in 2010 spent $462.3 million in the National Parks of New York Harbor and the communities surrounding them. That spending supported more than 5,300 jobs in the local area.

February 17, 2012
JBAY, LLC chosen to operate Rockaway beach clubs
The National Park Service has chosen JBAY, LLC to operate beach club services at both the Silver Gull Beach Club and the Breezy Point Beach Club beginning April 1, 2012. Both clubs are located in the Breezy Point section of Gateway National Recreation Area.

February 14, 2012
President's budget requests $2.6 billion for National Park Service
The President's Fiscal Year 2013 budget released today requests $2.6 billion to support the bureau's critical national recreation, preservation and conservation mission.

January 31, 2012
Five youths charged with setting fire at Gateway's Spring Creek area
Five local juveniles were arrested Monday, January 30 by U.S. Park Police at Spring Creek, a wildland area of Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City. They were charged with lighting a fire in an undesignated area.

January 25, 2012
Crooke's Point restoration begins
Gateway National Recreation Area has begun the restoration of a two-acre pilot project at Crooke’s Point, a section of Great Kills Park in Staten Island, to create a barrier island habitat. This project will replace non-native and invasive plant species with native trees and shrubs that will nurture a more diverse wildlife population at the coastal area. The National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and MillionTreesNYC.

January 19, 2012
Gateway signs five-year agreement with Rockaway Artists Alliance
Gateway National Recreation Area and the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) signed a new cooperative agreement to expand programs offered within Gateway's Fort Tilden area.

January 10, 2012
Gateway enters negotiations with AIDS Resource Foundation for Children to lease Fort Hancock building
Gateway National Recreation Area has selected the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children for negotiation of a proposed lease for Officers Row Building #2, one of the historic structures at Fort Hancock located within Gateway’s Sandy Hook Unit in Highlands, N.J. A Letter of Intent is required to begin formal negotiations of the lease terms.

October 21, 2011
See Sandy Hook's Army Past at Fort Hancock Days
Gateway National Recreation Area will hold its annual celebration of Fort Hancock Days Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30, 2011. Fort Hancock Days commemorates the establishment of Fort Hancock as an Army base in October 1895

October 21, 2011
Gateway invites local community to learn about past progress, next steps of contamination cleanup at Great Kills Park
Gateway National Recreation Area invites the public to a meeting on Thursday, October 27 which will highlight the ongoing investigation and cleanup of contamination at Gateway’s Great Kills Park. The public will have the opportunity to examine documents and ask questions. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. at the Education Field Station at Great Kills Park.

October 18, 2011
State of the Bay--Revisited Symposium this Thursday, Oct. 20
Scientists will report the latest data on the preservation and restoration of Jamaica Bay at State of the Bay--Revisited, a symposium at Brooklyn College on Thursday, October 20.

October 13, 2011
Scientists to Share Data on Jamaica Bay at State of the Bay Symposium
Gateway National Recreation Area, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and Brooklyn College will host a scientific symposium concerning Jamaica Bay at the Brooklyn College Student Center on Thursday, October 20. State of the Bay: Past, Present and Future - Revisited is an all-day event featuring research by top scientists in the preservation and restoration of Jamaica Bay in New York Harbor.

October 13, 2011
The Great Urban Outdoor Event, October 15-16, 2011
About 600 youth representing New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Boy Scouts of America, Brooklyn Council, the YMCA and the Indo-Caribbean Alliance, Inc., will join together to enjoy local stewardship and camping at The Great Urban Outdoor Event on October 15-16 at two parks in Brooklyn: Gateway National Recreation Area’s Floyd Bennett Field and NYC Parks’ Marine Park.

September 26, 2011
BioBlitz Makes Coastal Species Count
Over 150 volunteers helped Gateway National Recreation Area identify animal and plant species at Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit September 16-17. The American Littoral Society co-sponsored the event with the park, attracting volunteers and sponsors.

September 26, 2011
Gateway Announces New Visitor Center Schedules for Fall 2011
Beginning Sunday, October 2, several visitor centers throughout Gateway National Recreation Area will have new operating schedules. The new schedule is based on visitor patterns and anticipated staffing levels for the coming year.

September 22, 2011
Gateway Celebrates Two Key Observances with Help from "Tu Parque Tu Salud"
Gateway National Recreation Area will commemorate National Public Lands Day this September 24, and National Hispanic Heritage Month with an array of events around the park led by "Tu Parque, Tu Salud" interns who are focused on promoting health and fitness in Spanish-speaking communities in Brooklyn and Queens

September 08, 2011
Help Gateway Count Species at Sandy Hook September 16-17 for BioBlitz 2011
Gateway National Recreation Area, in partnership with the American Littoral Society, will hold a 24-hour “wildlife census” of animals and plant species at the park’s Sandy Hook Unit in Highlands, N.J. One “species” that the park hopes to see in great numbers: volunteers.

September 08, 2011
Gateway Accepting Proposals to Operate Two Beach Clubs in Queens
The National Park Service (NPS) issued two prospectuses for proposals to operate two beach clubs at Gateway National Recreation Area: Silver Gull Beach Club and Breezy Point Beach Club, both of which are located on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York. The new contract would allow the beach clubs to operate for approximately ten years, providing similar services to those that currently exist.

September 02, 2011
Almost All of Gateway Has Reopened After Hurricane Irene
Gateway National Recreation Area has reopened almost all of its 26,000 acres to the visiting public. Exceptions include Fort Tilden in Queens and Gunnison Beach on Sandy Hook in Highlands, N.J.

August 30, 2011
Most of Gateway Reopens After Hurricane Irene
Gateway National Recreation Area has reopened most of its 26,000 acres to the visiting public. Some areas remain closed, including: Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey; Jacob Riis Park and Fort Tilden in Queens; and the beach area at Great Kills Park on Staten Island.

August 24, 2011
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Military Demonstrations Reveal Staten Island's Role in "Battle of Brooklyn"
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edwin G. Burrows discusses the role of Staten Island in the "Battle of Brooklyn" during the American Revolution, while military demonstrations and English colonial dancing illustrate life during wartime in the former colony of New York.

August 24, 2011
Gateway Celebrates NPS Founders Day With Fee-Free Day
Gateway National Recreation Area waives all parking fees on Thursday, August 25 in honor of NPS Founders Day.

August 15, 2011
Gateway Proposes Parking Fee Increases, Seeks Public Comment
Gateway National Recreation Area seeks public comments from Monday, August 15, 2011, to Friday, September 16, 2011, concerning proposed increases in parking fees at both the Sandy Hook Unit and the Jamaica Bay Unit. The proposed changes would take effect at the beginning of the 2012 beach season.

July 28, 2011
All-Women Lifeguard Tournament Encourages Women to "Live Positively"
Over 150 women from four states competed in the 27th annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament, held at Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit on Wednesday, July 27.

July 25, 2011
All-Women Lifeguard Tournament 2011
Gateway National Recreation Area hosts the 27th annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament at Sandy Hook Unit in New Jersey. Over 200 contestants are expected to participate.

June 22, 2011
Gateway Hosts Outdoor Nation Youth Summit at Floyd Bennett Field
Gateway National Recreation Area welcomes Outdoor Nation, a youth-led organization championing outdoor recreation, which will hold a summit at the park’s Floyd Bennett Field June 24-26.

June 13, 2011
America's Great Outdoors: Salazar Proposes First Steps in Great Urban Park Vision for New York Area
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar proposed a series of first steps to link parks and other open spaces in the New York City metropolitan area to enable local communities, and especially young people, to connect with the natural beauty and history of the region.

May 23, 2011
Historic Military Aircraft Visits Floyd Bennett Field
Gateway National Recreation Area’s Floyd Bennett Field is host to a replica of the 1911 Ely-Curtiss Pusher through Friday, May 20. The historic aircraft landed to commemorate the Centennial of Naval Aviation.

May 20, 2011
Cabrera Services Hired for First Phase of Great Kills Park Cleanup
No abstract supplied.

May 19, 2011
"Tu Parque, Tu Salud" Internships Promote Health and Fitness to Spanish-Speaking Communities
No abstract supplied.

May 18, 2011
A Weekend of Family Fun at Sandy Hook
Gateway National Recreation Area’s Sandy Hook Unit hosts not one, but two events: Ocean Fun Day on Saturday, May 21 and Coastal Defenses Day on Sunday, May 22. Both events are free of charge and lunch may be purchased at the event.

May 12, 2011
Contract Awarded for First Phase of a Multi-Year Effort to Remediate Contamination at Great Kills Park, Staten Island
No abstract supplied.

May 09, 2011
Canarsie Pier Vendors Wanted
No abstract supplied.

April 12, 2011
Thousands of Visitors Treasure Staten Island
On Sunday, April 10, 3,600 visitors attended the third annual "Treasure Your Island Community Awareness Day" at Gateway National Recreation Area's Fort Wadsworth. The event brought together 28 Staten Island community and cultural organizations.

March 31, 2011
Treasure Your Island 2011
The third annual Treasure Your Island, to be held Sunday, April 10 at Fort Wadsworth, showcases over two dozen Staten Island museums, parks, theater and cultural groups.

March 07, 2011
SI350 Lecture Series
No abstract supplied.

February 15, 2011
Gateway NRA Invites the Public to Discuss the Future of Fort Hancock
No abstract supplied.

January 21, 2011
SI 350 Lecture Series Celebrates Staten Island History
No abstract supplied.

January 20, 2011
Waiting Out Winter
On Saturday, January 22, join naturalist Dandelion Dilluvio from 10 AM - 11:30 AM for an indoor and outdoor presentation on wildlife winter survival strategies at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

January 20, 2011
Winter Waterfowl and Much More
See a surprising diversity of winter bird life at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge's West Pond with naturalist Ron Bourque.

January 06, 2011
Photo Magic
Nature photographer Johann Schumacher shares tips on getting that perfect shot. Bring your own camera and dress for the weather. Call 718-318-4340 first to make sure the park is open.

December 06, 2010
Holiday Happenings at Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit
Several holiday activities will take place at Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit, located in Highlands, New Jersey. Most events are free of charge.

November 18, 2010
Newly Restored Tennis Courts Cap a Year of Improvements to Frank Charles Park
Newly restored tennis courts cap a year of improvements by Gateway National Recreation Area to Frank Charles Park, a 20-acre section of Gateway in located Howard Beach, Queens.

November 02, 2010
GMP Open Houses for November 2010
No abstract supplied.

October 19, 2010
Contract Awarded to Rehabilitate Ryan Center at Floyd Bennett Field
The National Park Service (NPS) recently awarded a $4.9 million contract for the restoration and rehabilitation of the William Fitts Ryan Center at Floyd Bennett Field, Jamaica Bay Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area (NRA) to RAAD Construction Group, LLC of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. RAAD Construction will rehabilitate the historic passenger terminal building and create a primary visitor facility and administrative center for Gateway.

October 12, 2010
Annual Herbert Johnson Lecture Series at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 2010
Gateway National Recreation Area hosts the annual Herbert Johnson Lecture Series at 7 PM on Wednesday evenings from October 20 through November 10, 2010. Lectures will take place at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.

October 08, 2010
Playgrounds at Frank Charles Park Get a Facelift
The playground area at Frank Charles Park, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, will close for two weeks to be resurfaced. This is part of a larger beautification project for the neighborhood park.

October 07, 2010
Have a Blast at Fort Hancock Days
Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit will hold its annual celebration of Fort Hancock Days Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24. Fort Hancock Days commemorates the establishment of Fort Hancock as an Army base in 1895.

September 28, 2010
Results of Request for Expression of Interest in Canarsie Pier Project
Gateway National Recreation Area reports the results of a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) for re-use of a building located at Canarsie Pier, Brooklyn.

September 13, 2010
Great Kills Park Reopens After Fire
Gateway National Recreation Area's (GATE) Great Kills Park has reopened to the public. The main entrance, multi-use pathways, marina, boat ramp, beach center and Crooke's Point are all open at this time.

September 13, 2010
Great Kills Park on Staten Island Reopens
Great Kills Park on Staten Island has reopened to the public.

September 10, 2010
Fire Activity at Gateway's Great Kills Park
Great Kills Park, a part of Gateway National Recreation Area's Staten Island Unit, has been burning since Wednesday, September 8. The fire is not out but under control. Approximately 200 acres have burned so far.

September 02, 2010
Gateway National Recreation Area Water-Based Activities Suspended in Anticipation of Hurricane Earl
Gateway National Recreation Area is prohibiting water-based activities, including swimming and kayaking, on Friday, September 3 in anticipation of Hurricane Earl.

August 12, 2010
Green Ways to Visit Sandy Hook Unit
Riding a bicycle along Sandy Hook's seven-mile Multi-Use Path is a great, and green, way to see the park up close.

July 29, 2010
Gateway Receives Donation From "America is Your Park" Program
No abstract supplied.

July 27, 2010
The Adventures of a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher
Nena Shaheed is this summer's Teacher-Ranger-Teacher at Gateway NRA.

July 15, 2010
Barracks Building 22 Restored, Thanks to Dynamic Partnership
Parter organizations work with the National Park Service to restore an historic building for use as an education and research center.

July 13, 2010
Lifejacket Station at Great Kills Park
Thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, boaters at Great Kills Park on Staten Island can borrow free children's lifejackets.

July 07, 2010
Sebago Canoe Club Explores Jamaica Bay
The Sebago Canoe Club is sponsoring an “All Club Invitational” day of exploration on the waters of Jamaica Bay.

June 24, 2010
"Murder" to Take Place at Sandy Hook's Post Theater
Soar Productions presents "Murder On the Nile," a play by Agatha Christie, at Sandy Hook's historic Post Theater. Opening night on Friday, July 23 begins at 8 PM with a champagne toast.

June 24, 2010
Renowned Wildlife Artists Display Works at Jamaica Bay
No abstract supplied.

June 22, 2010
Preservation Award for Barracks Building 22 at Sandy Hook
No abstract supplied.

June 22, 2010
Gateway Added to System of Marine Protected Areas
Gateway National Recreation Area has been selected as one of 29 new marine protected areas added to the National System of Marine Protected Areas.

June 16, 2010
Jamaica Bay BioBlitz Identifies Hundreds of Species
About 100 volunteers documented over 500 animal and plant species at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Floyd Bennett Field. Results are still coming in and will be updated as scientists receive lab test results.

June 10, 2010
Superintendent Barry Sullivan Retires
Barry Sullivan, superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area, has announced his retirement after a 34-year career with the National Park Service.

May 21, 2010
The Enviromedia Mobile at Canasie Pier May 29, 2010
No abstract supplied.

May 13, 2010
Army Corps Conducts a Public Information Meeting
No abstract supplied.

May 13, 2010
A Family Fun Day at Sandy Hook   May 23, 2010
Gateway National Recreation Area is the place to visit on Sunday, May 23 from 10:45am – 4pm. Visit Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook and celebrate Coastal Defense Day and Ocean Fun Day. Opportunities to discover fortifications, tour gun batteries, touch sea creatures, and tour an aquarium are just some of the activities planned throughout the day. The event will kick off at 10:45am with a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the latest extension of the beloved Multi-Use Path (MUP). Visitors are encouraged to bring their bicycles to tour Fort Hancock and the rest of Sandy Hook in an eco-friendly way! 

May 12, 2010
Garbage Be Gone
The United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey and the United States Coast Guard Sectors New York and Delaware Bay announced on May 10th 19 new grants to promote the health and living resources of the coast and oceans of New Jersey. Gateway National Recreation Area received one of the environmental and conservation grants for $46,000 to remove marine debris along a 1.5 mile stretch of intertidal and foredune habitat at the North Beach of Sandy Hook. The grant was funded by community service payments made by Holy House Shipping AB, a Swedish shipping company that pled guilty to dumping oil-contaminated waste into the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

May 12, 2010
The Long and Winding Road Just Got Longer
On Sunday May 23 at 1p.m., the latest extension of Gateway National Recreation Area’s Sandy Hook Multiple-use Pathway (MUP) will be unveiled to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Visitors are encouraged to bring their bikes, roller blades, in-line skates out to the park for a spin. The project extends a new section of multi-use pathway to augment the existing Sandy Hook MUP system. The scenic asphalt pathway extends access from the existing multi-use pathway system at North Beach to Gunnison Beach and various historic sites and gun batteries at Fort Hancock.

May 10, 2010
Grant Received for Removal of Marine Debris from North Beach at Sandy Hook
Gateway National Recreation Area received a grant for removal of marine debris from North Beach at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. This was one of 19 grants announced today by the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey and the U.S. Coast Guard Sectors New York and Delaware Bay. The 19 new grants totaled $1,531,391 and are to promote the health and living resources of the coast and oceans of New Jersey. The grants were funded by community service payments made by three shipping companies as part of their criminal sentences for violating federal laws aimed at eliminating vessel pollution. The three criminal cases were U.S. v. Clipper Wonsild Tankers Holding A/S et. al., U.S. v. Dalnave Navigation Inc., and U.S. v. Holy House Shipping AB. The prosecution of the cases by the U.S. Attorney’s Office was made possible through the combined efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigation Division.

May 07, 2010
Gateway This Week May 8-15, 2010
Learn about the fun and educational events taking place at Gateway National Recreation Area. There is something for everyone.

May 05, 2010
Arson Awareness Week: Community Arson Prevention May 2-8, 2010
No abstract supplied.

April 30, 2010
Rude Awakenings Program Delivers Lifesaving Messages to Teens
“Wham!” was the sound of an airbag as it hit the unbuckled driver with enough force to blow the ‘test dummy’s” head twenty feet in the air. “Crunch!” was the sound of a vehicle as its solid metal body smashed into pieces on the hard asphalt at over 60 miles per hour. But, absolutely not a single sound was heard when Allison Wheeler recalled the events leading up to her younger brother’s death in a drunk driving incident. “Oh my God,” were the words heard over and over again from teens attending the Rude Awakenings presentations and demonstrations at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Sandy Hook Unit on April 22.

April 30, 2010
Preemployment Test Opportunities for Surf-Lifeguard Jobs
Three opportunities available for preemployment test in 2010, for the surf-lifeguard job at Gateway National Recreation Area.

April 30, 2010
Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Brings Students Camping at National Park
On April 22-23, as part of a celebration of National Park Week the Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Renay Moran-Kurklen camped out at the Ecology Village Campgrounds, Gateway NRA for the first time with her 4th grade students from the Renaissance School, Charter School #705. The students stepped off the yellow school bus bright eyed and bushy tailed, excited to experience a camping trip with a full agenda that included marine explorations, campfire with smores and ghost stories, and sleeping in tents under the Brooklyn night sky.

April 30, 2010
Fun For All Ages at the Junior Rangerpalooza!
In an effort to celebrate National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day, “Junior Rangerpalooza” was held at the newly adorned Great Kills Education Field Station on Saturday April 24, 2010. 

April 26, 2010
Volunteering is Always in Fashion
Macy’s motto, “Volunteering is Always in Fashion,” fits their commitment to volunteerism to a “t”. In fact that motto was sported on the t-shirts worn by their volunteers at the Frank Charles Park Clean-up on April 19. The volunteers looked their best and helped the park look its best because of their hard work. A group of about 35 volunteers, from Macy’s and Bank of America, in partnership with the National Parks Foundation and the National Park Service, contributed their time and effort to clean up the playgrounds, baseball fields and shoreline of Frank Charles Park. The site is located in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.

April 26, 2010
New Riis Bust Emplaced in Park
Thanks to teacher Carl Ballenas and the Aquinas Honor Society from the Immaculate Conception School, a new Jacob Riis bust has been installed on the pedestal at Bay 9, the Mall in Riis Park.

April 19, 2010
Fort Wadsworth Film Festival
Enjoy this exceptional PBS film dedicated to the little known treasures found in New York Harbor. 

April 15, 2010
He's Back! Jacob Riis Returns
“Ambassadors for Riis” Kick Off National Park Week Celebrations What do a missing bust, the town of Ribe, Denmark, a talented local artist, and Gateway National Recreation Area all have in common? Answer: A creative teacher and his talented class of honor students from the Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica Estates, Queens who brought them all together because of their interest in the history and legacy of Jacob Riis. Join us on April 17 at 2 P.M., at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Riis Park, Bay 9 to celebrate the start of National Park Week and the return of the historic figure Jacob Riis. How he is making his return is not only cause for celebration but an inspiring story of the dedication and commitment of youth to a project they believe in.

April 15, 2010
Earth Day Clean-up at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Celebrate National Park Week, National Volunteer Week, and Earth Day by volunteering to clean-up some of the park’s resources. 

April 15, 2010
Steine Exhibition at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Lois and Sig Steine exhibition of artwork at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

April 15, 2010
Celebrate National Park Week from April 17-24
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April 15, 2010
Habitat Defenders! Invasive Plant Removal at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
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April 14, 2010
This Week at Gateway NRA April 11-17
This week's programs at Gateway NRA, April 11-17, 2010

April 09, 2010
Jacob Riis Returns
What do a missing bust, the town of Ribe, Denmark, a talented local artist, and Gateway National Recreation Area all have in common? Answer: A creative teacher and his talented class of honor students from the Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica Estates, Queens who brought them all together because of their interest in the history and legacy of Jacob Riis. Join us on April 17 at 2 P.M., at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Riis Park, Bay 9 to celebrate the start of National Park Week and the return of the historic figure Jacob Riis. How he is making his return is not only cause for celebration but an inspiring story of the dedication and commitment of youth to a project they believe in.

April 05, 2010
This Week at Gateway NRA April 4-10
This week's programs at Gateway NRA. April 4-10, 2010

April 05, 2010
Treasure Your Island April 2010
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 5, 2010 — On Sunday, April 11th, 2010, residents from all over Staten Island can experience the second "Treasure Your Island," a community awareness day that will take place at the Joan & Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center (JCC), 1466 Manor Road, from 12-4pm. The event is free, and everyone is invited to attend. Parents can learn about all the great things to do with their children, and students can learn about volunteer opportunities with organizations on the island.

March 17, 2010
Surf's Up and So Are Surf-Lifeguard Opportunities
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March 17, 2010
This Week at Gateway National Recreation Area
Programs offered throughout the Units of Gateway National Recreation Area the week of March 14-March 20, 2010.

February 16, 2010
Maritime Forest Winter Walk
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January 28, 2010
Permits for Visitor Activities Available Beginning February 1
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January 26, 2010
Gateway NRA Superintendent Barry T. Sullivan Receives Natural Resource Award
National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach has announced four winners of the Regional Director's Natural Resource Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to natural resource stewardship in five categories that include park management,resource management, maintenance, and research. Gateway National Recreation Area Superintendent Barry Sullivan was named Superintendent of the Year for Natural Resource Stewardship. Sullivan was cited for leading a multi-disciplinary effort on the regional Ocean Stewardship Implementation Strategy. He led a successful effort to develop a network of coastal parks, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries and estuarine reserves and develop marine resource conservation initiatives with multi-agency collaboration.

January 13, 2010
65 Year Old Sets Age Record for NPS Surfguard Pre-Employment Test
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January 04, 2010
State of the Parks Report
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December 29, 2009
Blue Shadows-Exhibit Opening and Haiku Reading
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December 17, 2009
Riis Park Ship's Rails to be Ship-Shape in 2010
Gateway National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service, has awarded a $600,000 design/build contract to the Cutting Edge Group, LLC, of Lake George, NY to complete improvements to the historic landscape at Jacob Riis Park, Queens, New York. Jacob Riis Park lies at the foot of the Marine Parkway Bridge-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, located in the middle of the Rockaway peninsula. The project includes the restoration of approximately 2,500 linear feet of the historic Ship's Rail located along the boardwalk areas along the beach as well as repaving the existing original walkways within the Back Beach Mall area, behind Bay 9.

November 30, 2009
Winter Animal Homes 2009
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November 23, 2009
Hear Every Voice
Hear Every Voice: NYC and the National Park Service can now be seen online at www.thirteen.org. Created by Stephen Ogumah, this video documents a civic engagement project with the residents of Brooklyn and Queens, particularly the Caribbean immigrant communities. It was produced in partnership with Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and Gateway National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. This project was created to coincide with the airing of the Ken Burns documentary about National Parks, America’s Best Idea, in September 2009.

October 19, 2009
Termination of fort Hancock rehabilitation agreement announced
National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Regional Director Dennis R. Reidenbach today announced that an independent third party has concluded its final review of the financing commitments submitted by Sandy Hook Partners, LLC (SHP) for the rehabilitation of historic Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook. Based on its review of all the information submitted, the independent third party reviewer, Maurice Robinson and Associates LLC, has determined that the financing commitments made by SHP are insufficient to meet the purposes and requirements of the lease. Based on this determination, the NPS has notified Sandy Hook Partners President James S. Wassel that the lease is null and void.

October 13, 2009
Fort Hancock Days 2009
Step back in time at Sandy Hook during Fort Hancock Days! The Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area will hold Fort Hancock Days on Saturday evening, October 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, October 25 from noon to 4 p.m. to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Army facility on Sandy Hook in 1895. Join the Junior Ranger program and make model missiles, see a living history program and experience the life of Fort Hancock during the 1940s, or go back in time by watching WWII reinactments! There's something for everyone at Sandy Hook October 24-25.

September 28, 2009
2009 GMP Newsletter Translations Available
Gateway National Recreation Area is pleased to announce that its 2009 General Management Plan Newsletter is now available in four languages. "The diversity of the region surrounding Gateway is rich with many cultures. By providing the newsletter about this new planning process in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Russian, in addition to English, we hope to improve the dialogue between the park and the many visitors that recreate at Gateway," said Gateway General Superintendent Barry Sullivan. "This planning only comes around once every 20-plus years, so we need to not only share news about this effort but also receive valuable input from as many park users as possible."

September 21, 2009
National Parks Week New York City
On September 27, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns’ much anticipated new documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,will premier on PBS. What better time to let New Yorkers know about the national parks right here at home.

August 31, 2009
Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's Voyage
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August 27, 2009
Sandy Hook Beaches Reopen
On Tuesday afternoon there was a chlorine leak in the Sandy Hook Sewage Treatment Plant located on the eastern side of the peninsula, near Gunnison Beach. Hazmat teams responded and contained the leak. As a precaution, visitors were escorted off Gunnison Beach due to their proximity to the plant. No employees or visitors were injured. The source of the leak was discovered and repairs were made during the overnight hours. The plant is back in operation today.

August 24, 2009
Fire Damages Miller Field
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August 24, 2009
Exceptional Park Projects by Exceptional People
It's not often that one hears the words results, accomplishments, independence, opportunity, experience, and pride in one conversation. But, if you spend a little time talking with Community Resources Program Manager Toni Decker and Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE) Park Ranger Steve Salgo, you will. They both have been instrumental in connecting people with developmental disabilities to valuable volunteer opportunities at GATE.

August 21, 2009
Henry Hudson Quadricentennial
Celebrating Henry Hudson’s Quadricentennial Free programs beginning Thursday, September 3 will take place at Fort Wadsworth to celebrate Hudson’s exploration here 400 years ago.

August 20, 2009
Free Shuttle at Riis Landing, Jamaica Bay
Gateway National Recreation Area is offering Manhattan riders who visit the park by New York Water Taxi ferry an opportunity to see more sites via the new National Park Service Visitor Transport Shuttle Service. The free shuttle originates at Riis Landing on the Rockaway Peninsula and stops at the Jacob Riis Park Boardwalk, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, and at Floyd Bennett Field, including the Aviator Sports Center and the Historic

August 19, 2009
No Strings Attached Sandy Hook Foundation Helps Park Adopt Fishing Line Recycling Program
Anglers at the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area can now do their part for the environment thanks to a grant from the Sandy Hook Foundation that provides bins for recycling discarded fishing line. Monofilament fishing line, another name for single-strand, high-density, nylon fishing line that is used on fishing reels and in the manufacturing of fishing nets, is responsible for untold damage to endangered marine wildlife such as birds, fish, manatees and sea turtles, and poses a hazard to boaters and swimmers.

August 19, 2009
Wildlife Observation Platform Rebuilt
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August 17, 2009
This Week at Gateway: Programs from August 17-23 (Mon-Sun)
Come out and play this weekend at Gateway! There's plenty of activities for all interests at the park. For example, why not learn about why birds use Jamaica Bay as an important pitstop on their migrations route? Interested? You can join naturalist, Ron Bourque, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. to take a look at migrant shorebirds and learn why Jamaica Bay is a hot spot for these long distance travelers. Wear waterproof footwear. Bring binoculars, drinking water, sun and insect protection.

August 17, 2009
New Pilot Park Shuttle Bus at Jamaica Bay
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August 12, 2009
NPS Announces Termination of Fort Hancock Rehabilitation Agreement
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August 12, 2009
Teacher Not Whiling but Working and Blogging Away the Summer
For many people, a trip to one of our country’s national parks is the culmination of a life long dream. “I always wanted to see Yellowstone,” or “When we retire we’re going to see…(fill in the name of your favorite national park),” are just a few of the comments rangers hear from visitors. Indeed, visits to national parks enrich the lives of many in this nation. However, not everyone can take the big “dream vacation”— often due to a variety of social and economic factors. Also, many people don't realize that there are plenty of national parks, like Gateway National Recreation Area in NY/NJ, right near their own backyards. The National Park Service (NPS) Teacher to Ranger to Teacher (TRT) Program offers a solution for those who may never get to parks out west and beyond. At Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE), Teacher-Ranger Renay Moran-Kurklen is one of those teachers.

August 05, 2009
Citizen Science Program at Great Kills Park Helps Build Dragonfly Database
Gateway National Recreation Area's (GATE) Great Kills Park is participating in the Staten Island Dragonfly Atlas (SIDfA) program. Great Kills is located in the Staten Island Unit of GATE and the area provides habitat that contributes to specie richness and an abundance of dragonfly populations. The SIDfA project is the brainchild of the Nature Section of the Staten Island Museum. This 5-year project is designed to collect and analyze data about dragonfly populations on Staten Island. National Park Service (NPS) Volunteer Paul Lederer and Great Kills staff are participating in this citizen science endeavor to compile dragonfly information

August 04, 2009
Gateway Gives Butterflies a Break
With a wing span of only 3-4 inches across and a migratory journey hundreds of miles long, the Monarch butterfly could use a break don't you think? The Monarch is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies and two groups have been working together to see that there is a "butterfly break" for the Monarch and all butterflies that come to and through Gateway National Recreation Area's (GATE) Great Kills Park on Staten Island.

July 28, 2009
Hooping It Up at Gateway's Miller Field
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July 28, 2009
This Week at Gateway July 27-August 2 (Mon-Sun)
Gateway National Recreation Area spans from Jamaica Bay and Staten Island, NY to Sandy Hook, NJ. There's a variety of activities and programs for everyone. Take a look at what we have to offer this week.k

July 27, 2009
Changes Will Help Motorists Exit Sandy Hook
In an effort to better manage the traffic delays leaving Sandy Hook caused by New Jersey’s Highlands Bridge replacement project, today National Park Service officials met with representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT), including the Director of the Division of Traffic Operations and the Director of the Division of Construction Services and Materials. “The meeting was extremely productive,” said Dave Avrin, Superintendent of the Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area. “The DOT definitely shares our concerns about the impact the bridge construction is having on our visitors. We have worked together to find workable traffic flow solutions for years, and beginning this weekend we will all be implementing some changes that will make a difference to motorists when they exit the park,” Avrin added.

July 27, 2009
25th Annual All-Women's Lifeguard Tournament
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July 23, 2009
Reward Offered in Sandy Hook Poaching Case
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July 20, 2009
Learn About Park News and Events: Subscribe to RSS Feeds
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July 15, 2009
General Management Plan Open Houses Announced
The park is hosting a series of Open Houses in July and September to solicit input from the public regarding the future management of park.

July 13, 2009
This Week at Gateway: July 13-19 (Mon-Sun)
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July 13, 2009
Fee Free Weekend July 18-19
Who Says There Are No Free Rides Anymore? Sandy Hook and Jacob Riis Park, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, are taking part in the nationwide Fee Free Weekend at America's National Parks program July 18-19.

July 06, 2009
This Week's Programs at Gateway July 6
There are many and varied programs each week at Gateway National Recreation Area. Join us for one, or more, that interest you.

July 01, 2009
July 5 Terrapin Turtle Tour
DIAMINDBACK TERRAPIN TOUR DAY AT JAMAICA BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE On Sunday, July 5, join a morning or afternoon ranger guided tour of promising terrapin terrain at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. You might get to see these marvelous turtles come ashore from their brackish homes to nest and lay eggs. Tours are at 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m. and at 2p.m. – 3:30p.m.. Bring binoculars, sun and insect protection. For reservations and more information: 718-318-4340.

June 30, 2009
Review of Fort Hancock Financial Information Continues
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June 22, 2009
Experience America’s Best Idea this Summer
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June 16, 2009
Gateway Receives Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
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June 16, 2009
Free Beach Parking This Weekend at Jacob Riis
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June 16, 2009
Free Beach Parking This Weekend at Sandy Hook
This Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, the Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area will be participating in the nationwide Fee Free Weekend at America’s National Parks. Although Sandy Hook has no entrance fee, a beach parking fee of $10 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 Sandy Hook and make some memories at a local National Park.

June 15, 2009
Gateway Receives Funding to Deal with Radium Contaminated Soil
Barry Sullivan, Gateway National Recreation Area General Superintendent, recently announced that the park has received funding to begin Phase I of the project to identify and potentially remediate the radium contaminated soil at Great Kills Park.

June 10, 2009
Kayak Program
Media Advisory: Kick-off event for the Kayaking on Jamaica Bay Program, part of Gateway’s participation in a nationwide Active Trails program.

May 27, 2009
New Shuttle at Sandy Hook Helps Visitors Go Green
In order to help visitors get around Sandy Hook this summer, a jitney bus will transport visitors from the ferry dock at Sandy Hook to locations within the park. But, here's the kicker, it will be powered by French fry oil.

May 13, 2009
Long-term Resource Management Under a Changing Climate
Over the next century, climate change will significantly affect human and ecological systems. In the past few decades, climate change science has grown in certainty. While attention has historically focused on mitigation efforts, adaptation is beginning to emerge as an important area. Climate adaptation is critical, since current GHG concentrations will already cause climate change impacts in the next few decades. As a result, society must begin to take steps to prepare for and buffer against climate change impacts. At Gateway National Recreation Area, climate change adaptation means increasing ecosystem resilience and protecting cultural and recreational resources from damage or loss.

May 06, 2009
New Nighttime Regulations will Close the Parking Lots
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April 28, 2009
The Forgotten Navy Flyers From Queens
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April 27, 2009
Breezy Point Beach Clubs Will Remain Open this Year
Three Year Temporary Contract will keep the Silver Gull Club and the Breezy Point Beach Club Open Gateway National Recreation Area General Superintendent Barry Sullivan announced that an agreement has been reached that allows the Breezy Point Surf Club and the Silver Gull Club to continue to operate within the park for three more years. An agreement between the National Park Service (NPS) and Mr. Tom August, principle operator of the two clubs, was signed on April 15.

April 22, 2009
NPS Announces Recovery Act Projects
PHILADELPHIA, PA –The National Park Service (NPS) today announced nearly 800 projects totaling $750 million that can be completed across the country with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This major effort includes projects in the agency’s Northeast Region, which includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland.

April 20, 2009
Treasure Your Island
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April 14, 2009
Celebrate National Park Week at one of the Top National Parks
National Park Week, an annual week for celebration and recognition of our nation’s National Parks, will run from April 18-26, 2009. Visitation to America’s National Parks is on the rise, and last year Gateway National Recreation Area had the largest visitor increase of any park in the nation. Visitation at Gateway, America’s the third most visited National Park, increased by 618,000, bringing the total to 9,500,000 visitors.

April 02, 2009
RSS Feeds Now Available at Gateway NRA
Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE) Public Affairs Office is pleased to announce that its news releases are now available via RSS feed.

March 24, 2009
Project to Rehabilitate Fort Hancock Buildings Moves Forward
Barry Sullivan, General Superintendent of the Gateway National Recreation Area, today announced that the lease agreement between the National Park Service and Sandy Hook Partners, LLC is moving forward and is on schedule.

March 02, 2009
Temporary Closure Shifts Leagues to Miller Field from Great Kills
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February 12, 2009
Sperm Whale Found at Gateway Beach: Investigation to Reveal Cause of Death
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February 12, 2009
Free Kayak Instruction Program on Jamaica Bay
This year the Gateway National Recreation Area, in conjunction with the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, will offer a special program to introduce area residents to the joys of kayaking on Jamaica Bay.

February 09, 2009
Black History Month and Local History Highlighted
In honor of Black History Month, Gateway National Recreation Area will present a program on the racial segregation that took place at Floyd Bennett Field during World War II.

February 05, 2009
New Pier and Ferry Dock Envisioned for Sandy Hook
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February 02, 2009
Permits for Gateway Visitor Activities Delayed at Staten Island
Gateway National Recreation Area access permits for activities on Staten Island, including fishing, boat launch, and birding will not be available until Sunday, March 1, 2009.

January 26, 2009
Major Restoration Project Begins at Floyd Bennett Field
The National Park Service is set to begin a long-awaited phase one restoration and improvement project at the William Fitts Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field.

January 23, 2009
Permits for Gateway Visitor Activites Delayed at Jamaica Bay
Gateway National Recreation Area access permits for activities in Brooklyn and Queens, ncluding fishing, off-road access, kayak and canoe launch, and surfing, will not be available until Sunday, March 1, 2009.

January 08, 2009
Gateway Removing Radioactive Material At Great Kills
The National Park Service has begun the task of removing a small amount of soil that contains trace amounts of radioactive material from Great Kills Park on Staten Island.

January 05, 2009
Testing for National Park Service Lifeguard Jobs
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