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.
March 04, 2013
Fort Hancock Advisory Committee to meet March 12
The Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee will hold its second meeting Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, N.J. from 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
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.
January 09, 2013
Contract awarded for investigation, clean up of contamination at Great Kills Park
Tidewater, Inc. has been awarded a contract, through an Inter-Agency Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to investigate and clean up radiological contamination at Gateway National Recreation Area's Great Kills Park on Staten Island
January 08, 2013
Fort Hancock Advisory Committee to hold first meeting January 23-24
The Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting January 23-24, 2013 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, N.J. (not at Monmouth University, as stated in the Federal Register notice).
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
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.
September 05, 2012
Interior Department announces FACA committee members; will make recommendations for reuse plan of Fort Hancock
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has nominated 20 citizens to serve on the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. This committee will provide recommendations for the historic reuse of more than 30 historic buildings in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit.
August 30, 2012
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins radiological survey of closed areas in Great Kills Park
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted a radiological survey of closed areas in Gateway NRA's Great Kills Park on Monday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The first areas surveyed included the fishing area along Great Kills Harbor. Depending on the results of the survey, the fishing area may be reopened for use in 2012.
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 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 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 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.