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.
Gateway has outdoor activities every season of the year. Find out what's happening This Week at Gateway NRA in all three units of the park: Sandy Hook, Staten Island and Jamaica Bay. You can also check out a calendar of events for the entire season.
Camping reservations should be made online at www.recreation.gov.
Kayaking programs are available at both the Jamaica Bay and Staten Island units. In the Staten Island unit's Great Kills you can join a ranger Fridays-Mondays, 10:30- 4 pm. You must be 9 or older, and higher than 4 feet.
Programs are also available in Jamaica Bay. Walk Up & Paddle programs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Seaplane Ramp at Floyd Bennett Field at 9:30, every Saturday at Canarsie Pier at 1 pm and every Sunday at Riis Landing at 1 pm through Labor Day.
There are different activities at Gateway throughout the year. As the seasons change, check for our updates.
Did You Know?
At approximately 32 square miles and over 13000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the largest natural open space in New York City.