• 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.




Make your visit memorable for all the right reasons

Gateway welcomes you to enjoy its beautiful beaches, environmental wonders and historic structures. Be adventurous, but also be wise. If an area is closed to the public, it may be environmentally sensitive or unsafe for visitors. Please read the signs and observe all park rules during your visit. These rules keep you safe while preserving both natural habitats and historic landscapes.


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Jamaica Bay Unit

Jamaica Bay Unit

Jamaica Bay Unit

Within the Jamaica Bay Unit there are several places to visit. Floyd Bennett Field, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Canarsie Pier, Breezy Point, Fort Tilden and Jacob Riis Park.

Sandy Hook Unit

Sandy Hook Unit

Sandy Hook Unit

The Sandy Hook Unit is located in New Jersey. There you will find historic Fort Hancock, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the county, the historic life-saving station and amazing beaches.


Staten Island Unit

The Staten Island Unit is made of three different areas, Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field, and Great Kills Park.


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Explore Gateway through Google Earth!

We have created several themes that allow you to explore Gateway through Google Earth. You can find a kayak launch spot in Jamaica Bay, learn more about the historic structures at Fort Hancock or find directions to Great Kills Park.

Did You Know?

Cyclists on Floyd Bennett Field.

Before they built the first airplane, the Wright Brothers were bicycle manufacturers. Today, the historic runways of Gateway's Floyd Bennett Field are used by cyclists throughout the year. More...