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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

  • Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The meeting scheduled for Friday, October 17 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Friday, December 12. More »

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October 16, 2014
Fort Hancock Days 2014
Come celebrate Fort Hancock's military history by joining the volunteers of the Army Ground Forces Association from October 24 through October 26.

October 16, 2014
Gateway Photo Contest Winners Announced
The winners of Gateway's first annual photo contest have been announced.

September 19, 2014
Gateway Begins Planning for Proposed Relocation of Damaged Maintenance Facilities in Staten Island
Gateway begins planning process for the proposed relocation of Hurricane Sandy damaged maintenance facilities to more sustainable locations within the Staten Island Unit.

September 16, 2014
Gateway Begins Planning for Proposed Relocation of Damaged Maintenance Facilities at Sandy Hook
The NPS is preparing an Environmental Assessment in support of a proposed project to address damage to the maintenance facilities at the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway.

August 22, 2014
Fort Hancock Committee to Meet at Brookdale Community College
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet Friday, September 12 at Brookdale Community College's Donald D. Wagner Student Life Center.

August 18, 2014
Phased Development Plan Proposed to Rehabilitate Fort Hancock
Gateway National Recreation Area proposed Phased Rehabilitation of historic Fort Hancock

July 16, 2014
Public Review Opens for Environmental Assessment of Sandy Hook Multi-Use Path Extension
The National Park Service welcomes public comment and regulatory review of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to extend the Multi-Use Path (MUP) at Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit. Comments are due by August 29, 2014.

July 14, 2014
Fort Hancock Committee to Meet Friday, July 18
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet at Twin Lights Historic Site in Highlands, NJ, on Friday, July 18 beginning at 9 am.

July 14, 2014
Deadline Extended for Nominations to Fort Hancock Committee
The National Park Service has extended the deadline for nominations to the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee by one week. The new deadline is Monday, July 21. Applicants must nominate themselves; a third party cannot nominate someone else.

June 26, 2014
Gateway Begins Planning Process for Environmental Assessment for West Pond Project at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD), is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) in support of a proposed project to address damage that resulted from a breach that occurred at the West Pond of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge during Hurricane Sandy.

June 16, 2014
Gateway Seeks Nominations for Fort Hancock Advisory Committee
The National Park Service seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for appointment to the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee.

June 12, 2014
Rockaway Arts festival to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize ongoing recovery of the Rockaways
Rockaway! Arts festival to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize ongoing recovery of the Rockaways.

June 11, 2014
"Sandy Cam" Broadcasts Live Views From Sandy Hook Lighthouse
For 250 years, the Sandy Hook Lighthouse has guided ships sailing to New York Harbor with beams of light. Now it broadcasts live streaming images of Sandy Hook to the entire world.

June 09, 2014
Sandy Hook Lighthouse Turns 250
A beacon of hope survives hurricanes, wars and a revolution--and it still works today. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Gateway National Recreation Area will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse from 11 am to 4 pm. The public is invited to this free event.

May 22, 2014
Expert discusses tax incentives for historic preservation
Audrey Tepper, historical architect, National Park Service (NPS), Technical Preservation Services Branch, will discuss the basics of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program and national standards for rehabilitating historic buildings. These standards will be used for rehabilitation of historic buildings at Sandy Hook’s Fort Hancock.

May 09, 2014
Gateway Releases Final General Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement
Gateway releases final General Managment Plan/Environmental Impact Statement.

March 05, 2014
Tourism to National Parks of New York Harbor creates more than 390 Million Dollars in Economic Benefit
Tourism to National Parks of New York Harbor creates more than $390 Million in Economic Benefit. Report shows visitor spending supports 4,395 jobs in local economy.

March 04, 2014
Wood Chipping to Begin at Great Kills Park Staten Island
Wood Chipping to Begin at Great Kills Park, Staten Island.

December 20, 2013
New Leases on Life at Fort Hancock
Gateway receives dozens of responses to its Request for Expressions of Interest

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.

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.

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).

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.

Did You Know?

The NC 4 in flight.

The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.