Gateway Announces New Visitor Center Schedules for Fall 2011
Contact: Jeanette A. Parker, 718-354-4643
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.
Jamaica Bay Unit
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center: Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens, N.Y. (718) 318-4340
Staten Island Unit
Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center: 120 New York Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. (718) 354-4500
Miller Field Contact Station: 26 Miller Field, Staten Island, N.Y. (718) 351-6970
Great Kills Park Contact Station: Buffalo Street, Staten Island, N.Y. (718) 987-6826
Sandy Hook Unit
Sandy Hook Light House Keepers Quarters: Highlands, N.J. (732) 872-5970
*The Spermaceti Cove Visitor Center will be closed until the summer of 2012.*
Public inquiries pertaining to National Park Service programs and facility open/closure hours may be directed www.nps.gov/gate.You can also find Gateway on Facebook and Twitter.
About Gateway National Recreation Area
Established in 1972, Gateway National Recreation Area has more than 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife sanctuaries and recreational athletic facilities, miles of sandy beaches; indoor and outdoor classrooms; picnicking and camping areas, as well as historic structures and military installations, airfields, a lighthouse, and adjacent waters around New York harbor. The park offers urban residents in two states a wide range of recreational opportunities year round. With more than nine million visitors a year, it is the third most visited national park in the country. For information about Gateway's upcoming public programs, see the park's Web site at http://www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm
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