Basic Information

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Gateway is located in two states; NJ and NY, and has three units: Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook and Staten Island. You can access most of our park by car and public transportation. Please visit our website for specific directions to all of our units

Jamaica Bay Unit hours

Includes Bergen Beach, Floyd Bennett Field, Fort Tilden, Frank Charles Park, Hamilton Beach, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Plumb Beach. Hours for Canarsie Pier are from 5:00 am until 2:00 am daily. Both the Ryan Center and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Sandy Hook hours

Sandy Hook is open from 5 am to 10 pm from April 1 through October 30. The Visitor Center and Lighthouse Keepers Quarters are open from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Staten Island hours

The Staten Island unit includes Fort Wadsworth, Great Kills and Miller Field. The Fort Wadsworth visitor center is open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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Gateway National Recreation Area includes several separate land areas spread throughout the New York metropolitan area. The New York area experiences four distinct seasons. Temperatures are moderate in the spring and fall, but range from the high 90's during the summer to snow and sleet in winter.

Entrance Fees:

Gateway Parking fees- Sandy Hook daily - $15.00

Gateway has no entrance fees, but charges parking fees from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Access Pass holders and Senior Pass holders will receive a 50% discount off of parking fees. America the Beautiful Pass holders and families with a 4th grader (Every Kid in a Park) will receive free beach parking.

Gateway Parking Fees- Sandy Hook- Season - $75.00

Gateway has no entrance fees, but charges parking fees at Sandy Hook from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Access Pass holders and Senior Pass holders will receive a 50% discount off of beach parking. America the Beautiful Pass holders and families with 4th graders (Every Kid in a Park) will receive free beach parking.

Gateway Parking Fees- Jacob Riis Park daily - $10.00

Gateway has no entrance fees, but charges parking fees for Jacob Riis park from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Access Pass holders and Senior Pass holders will receive a 50% discount off of beach parking. American the Beautiful pass holders and families with 4th graders (Every Kid in a Park) will receive free beach parking.

Gateway Parking Fees - Jamaica Bay- Season - $65.00

Gateway has no entrance fees, but charges for parking at Jacob Riis Park from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Access Pass holders and Senior Pass holders will receive a 50% discount off of beach parking. America the Beautiful pass holders and families with 4th graders (Every Kid in a Park) will receive free beach parking.

Entrance Passes:

Golden Age Passport - $10.00

Golden Age Passports are $10 lifetime passes for citizens and permanent residents who are 62 or older. They will allow a 50% discount for parking fees at both Sandy Hook and Jacob Riis Park. You may obtain these at any of Gateway's visitor centers, as well as other parks throughout the country.

Golden Access Passes - $0.00

Golden Access Passes are free, and offer lifetime access to citizens and permanent residents who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability. Golden Access Pass holders will receive a 50% discount for parking at both Sandy Hook and Jacob Riis Park. You can obtain these passes at any Gateway visitor center as well as at other national parks.

4th Grade Passes - $0.00

These are available to U.S. 4th graders and are good for the duration of their fourth grade year. You can find out more at the Every Kid in a Park website. Holders of these passes will be able to park for free at both Sandy Hook and Jacob Riis Park.

America the Beautiful Pass - $0.00

This annual pass is for all active military members. Those who display this pass, along with current military ID will be able to park for free at both Sandy Hook and Jacob Riis Park. America the Beautiful passes are available at all Gateway visitor centers.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

The visitor center provides information about the Wildlife Refuge, about birds and other animals commonly seen and an Eastern National Store.

Ryan Visitor Center

Floyd Bennett Field's Ryan Visitor Center offers exhibits about the aviation history of Floyd Bennett Field, as well as an Eastern National Store.

Sandy Hook Visitors Centers- Lighthouse Keepers Quarters

Discover information about the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the U.S. at the Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters

 
 

Calendars of events for all three units

Gateway is 27,000 acres of beaches, historic forts, airports, and houses, and wildlife spread across four counties in two states and three boroughs of New York City. Come join the millions of people who visit Gateway every year!

Gateway's summer calendar of events

Gateway Summer Program Guide

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:

(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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