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.
The Floyd Bennett Field Archery Range will be closed on October 22
Sections of the archery range parking lot will be excavated by the Army Corps of Engineers, to remove defunct fuel lines. The archery range will reopen October 23.
Volunteers Make the News
The valuable contributions of volunteers do not go unrecognized! Below is a collection of true stories of volunteers improving Gateway National Recreation Area.
Technology is altering the charitable and volunteering industries. Read how organizations are adopting new tools, such as the web and social media, to augment classic methods, in order to lend a helping hand.
President Obama is calling on Americans to volunteer! Here's the executive order he issued as part of his plan to boost community service.
In August 2013, Mayor Bloomberg, Secretary of the Interior Jewell, National Park Service Director Jarvis, and other officials announced that the City University of New York will host Jamaica Bay's new Science and Resilience Institute. Volunteers with the Student Conservation Association and Jamaica Bay Restoration Corps were applauded for their storm recovery work at Gateway. The Institute will use cutting edge science to protect New York City from powerful storms.
Did You Know?
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...