Plan Your Visit

A piping plover among the clam shells on Sandy Hook shore.
A piping plover, one of the protected species, on the Sandy Hook Shore.

Photo by Jeanne McArthur Heuser.

The spring migration brings numerous nesting shore birds to the park. The Piping Plovers are among the first to arrive. You will see protected areas on all the Gateway beaches for breeding grounds for this endangered species.

As a public health precaution, facilities including visitor centers at Gateway are temporarily closed until further notice, for the safety of staff and visitors.
View of Battery Weed and NY Harbor from Ft. Wadsworth overlook.
Gateway to NY; Battery Weed as viewed from Ft.Wadsworth Overlook.

Jeff Mondlack, photographer.

Exploring Gateway: An Exhibit by Nine Photographers.

Pictures celebrating the people, nature and history of the park.

Exhibit opening and reception Sunday, February 16, 2-4 PM. Exhibit is displayed for two months.

The exhibit is on view at the Visitor Center at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

  • Summer Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Winter and Spring Hours: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

  • Phone Number: (718) 318-4340

    Find out more about our exhibit space here.


Last updated: April 3, 2020

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