Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee to meet Friday, June 26

Fort Hancock Officers Row at sunset.
Fort Hancock's Officers Row along the bay side of Sandy Hook.

NPS PHOTO by Volunteer-in-Parks Stan Kosinski

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News Release Date: June 19, 2015

Contact: John Harlan Warren, 732-872-5908

WHEN: Friday, June 26, 2015, beginning at 9 A.M. Committee meetings are open to the public. A regularly scheduled public comment period begins at 11:30 A.M. Find out more: (NOTE: new website address).

WHO: Members of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee, plus representatives of Gateway National Recreation Area.Members of the public are welcome.

WHERE: The Beech Room of the Thompson Park Visitor Center, located at 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft NJ 07738-1695. Thompson Park is part of the Monmouth County Park System. For directions and information, visit

NOTES: Subsequent meetings will take place September 11 and October 23, both at Thompson Park's Beech Room, and December 4 at the Sandy Hook Chapel.

About Fort Hancock National Historic Landmark District
Fort Hancock, a former U.S. Army base located on the Sandy Hook peninsula, protected lower New York Harbor from invasion by sea. Established in 1898 and decommissioned in 1974, the fort and dozens of historic buildings were included within Gateway National Recreation Area. Today, the Landmark District covers the entire peninsula, including all of Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit, which offers recreational, natural and historic opportunities. Find out more at


Last updated: June 22, 2015

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