Gateway National Recreation Area:  Many Places, One Park

There are three geographic units: Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Jamaica Bay and Staten Island, New York City. The NYC units include Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Fort Tilden, Riis Park in Queens, Floyd Bennett Field and Canarsie Pier in Brooklyn. Staten Island has Great Kills Park, Miller Field and Fort Wadsworth. These sites and others make up the 27,000 acres of Gateway, one national park.

Picture of Sand Hook's fort Hancock

Live or work at historic Fort Hancock

Come live or work at Gateway's Fort Hancock. RFPs open for residential, compatible, commercial and non-profit use.

Pictures of Gateway's All Women Lifeguard Tournament from 2014

All Women Lifeguard Tournament 2016

Gateway's 2016 All Women Lifeguard Tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 27

Go self guided and get the mobile app for Gateway

Get the mobile app for Gateway

The mobile app for Gateway is now live.

Rockaway! Fort Tilden July 3- November 30, 2016

MoMA PS1 Presents Rockaway

Special outdoor exhibit by artist Katharina Grosse at Fort Tilden

Join NPS Rangers on three weekends this summer at the Bronx Zoo

Find Your Park at the Bronx Zoo

Join NPS Rangers on June 11-12, July 9-10 and August 6-7 to learn about bird watching, kayaking and camping.

Jamaica Bay is one of Gateway's three units, and offers a range of activities.

Things To Do- Jamaica Bay

Bird watching, archery, beaches and learning about aviation pioneers are just some of the things available at Gateway's Jamaica Bay.

Sandy Hook is one of Gateway's three units - which lots of activities to choose from.

Things to Do- Sandy Hook

From beaches to the oldest continuously operating lighthouse, the Sandy Hook peninsula has year -round activities for the whole family.

From cultural to outdoor activities, it's all here in Staten Island.

Things to Do- Staten Island

From a fort beneath the Verrazzano Bridge to a summer beach, you can do it all in Staten Island.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606
US Park Police- 24 hour dispatch for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island 718-338-3988 Sandy Hook Law Enforcement - 24 hour dispatch for Sandy Hook, NJ 732-872-5900

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