Operating Hours & Seasons

The Verrazano Narrows bridge connects Staten Island to Brooklyn

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

National Park Service

Gateway is open all year round.

Most, but not all, areas of Gateway are open for visitors to enjoy. The park will continue to work on areas that need more work after Hurricane Sandy. You can Plan Your Visit now. Keep up with our progress by visiting our website. Lend your voice to the conversation about Gateway on our Facebook page.

The National Park Service values your safety above all other concerns. For your safety, please respect the closure of park areas until they are deemed safe to reopen.

Fishing at Fort Tilden, part of Jamaica Bay Unit.

Fishing at Fort Tilden, part of Jamaica Bay Unit.


The three units of Gateway National Recreation Area are generally open daily from sunrise to sunset. Specific buildings and areas may be open seasonally or on weekends only.

Hours for Jamaica Bay Unit

Hours for Sandy Hook Unit

Hours for Staten Island Unit

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