Gateway National Recreation Area:  Many Places, One Park

Spanning 27,000 acres from Sandy Hook in New Jersey to Breezy Point in New York City, the park is both the gateway from the ocean into New York Harbor, and the gateway to the National Park Service for millions of visitors every year. Gateway offers green spaces and beaches alongside historic structures and cultural landscapes. Every day, Gateway is open for you to explore, envision, and enjoy!

What to know before you visit Gateway in 2021

What's different about visiting in 2021?

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

What to know about fishing in 2021

What's different about fishing in 2021

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.

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.

Visitors on the sand at one of Gateway's beach clubs

Beach Clubs RFEI

Gateway is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) in connection with the Beach Clubs. Concepts are due on 3/12/21

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: January 19, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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