• Historic Image of New York Harbor

    National Parks of New York Harbor

    New York

National Parks at Your Doorstep!

You may be surprised to learn that there are 10 National Parks with 22 unique destinations in New York City and northern New Jersey. The National Parks of New York Harbor includes nearly 27,000 acres and welcomes more than 12 million visitors each year.

The parks offer year-round programs, recreational opportunities, natural habitats, historic buildings and museum collections.

Did You Know?

Castle Williams was part of a harbor-wide network of fortifications built or reinforced around the time of the War of 1812

In the line of fire! Cannon at Castle Williams of Governors Island National Monument face Battery Park in Lower Manhattan... and continually surprise commuters on the Staten Island ferry! Governors Island is one of 23 unique destinations within the National Parks of New York Harbor. More...