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

Lifeguards and patrons on the Sandy Hook Beach

Sandy Hook Mobile Food RFB

Request for Bids for Mobile Food Operators at Sandy Hook is open through Oct. 1, 2020.

Sandy Hook's entrance booth

Proposed Fee Increase at Gateway

Gateway is proposing to increase parking fees beginning in 2021 at Jacob Riis Park and Sandy Hook.

Ranger Erin leading a class

Park Fun At Home

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

Pines and low grasses along the shoreline at Jamaica Bay's West Pond

Discovering Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

This exhibit of photos by Jonathan Chan highlights the wonders of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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: September 9, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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