• 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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  • 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.



Building Green: a brochure about the green building - the National Park Service's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station, located on Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel, NY.


Sandy Hook Proving Ground:From 1874 until 1919, the sound of gunfire and the smell of burning gunpowder filled the air at the Sandy Hook Proving Ground. This is where the Army's Ordnance Department tested, or 'proved' new weapons and ammunition.

History House: History House is decorated to portray what life was like for an officer and his family stationed at Fort Hancock (Sandy Hook, NJ) during the World War II-era, circa 1943.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse: Since the days of exploration and colonization, Sandy Hook and the nearby Navesink Highlands have been prominent landmarks for ships approaching Lower New York Harbor.

An Old Army Town: (Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, NJ) Established by the U.S. Army in the late 19th century, the fort is located at the northern end of Sandy Hook, a 6 1/2 mile barrier beach peninsula.

Sandy Hook's Lifesavers: New Jersey saw many shipwrecks on or near its shores in the 19th century. This destined the state to play a key role in the founding of what became the U.S. Life- Saving Service.



Fort Wadsworth Walking Tour: Fort Wadsworth is one of the oldest military installations in the nation. The site occupies 226 acres on the northeastern shore of Staten Island, on the Narrows of New York Harbor. Rich in history and natural beauty, Fort Wadsworth affords you the opportunity to observe an important part of our nation's history, while offering magnificent views of New York Harbor.


Did You Know?

World War I recruiting poster for the Coastal Artillery Corps.

All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...