Gateway National Recreation Area:  Many Places, One Park

Gateway is a large diverse urban park with 27,000 acres spanning Sandy Hook in N.J. and Jamaica Bay and Staten Island in N.Y. It offers green spaces, beaches, wildlife and outdoor recreation, all alongside historic structures and cultural landscapes. It is the 4th most visited National Park Service unit with more than 9.2 million annual visitors. Gateway can be reached by car, ferry, bus or train.

What to know before you visit Gateway in 2020

What's different about visiting in 2020?

Learn more about how COVID-19 will affect your visit to Gateway.

What to know about fishing in 2020

What's different about fishing in 2020

Learn more about how COVID-19 will affect fishing at Gateway.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving directions, operating hours, and so much more.

Request for Proposals at Riis Beach

Request for Proposals at Riis Beach

Request for Proposals for Bay 9 and East Mall Building at Riis Park is open through Nov. 6, 2020

Ranger Erin leading a class

Park Fun At Home

You don't have to leave home to have fun at Gateway.

Field of Black-eyed susans. The flower has yellow petals and a black center (or eye).

Jamaica Bay Wildflowers

This exhibit of photos by Don Riepe highlights wildflowers of Jamaica Bay. These flowers provide food for bees, butterflies, and more.

Fort Hancock's Officer Row

Live or Work at Fort Hancock

The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting proposals to lease multiple historic buildings in Sandy Hook.

Last updated: October 19, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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