One app? Make that three apps.
Going our way? Visitors can now download three free apps to help you visit national parks, with 23 different locations, throughout New York Harbor. Locations include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, African Burial Ground, Federal Hall and Governors Island. Each app will be available for free on the iTunes App Store for Apple devices and on Google Play for Android devices.
Each app has maps, points of interest, lively text and photos, self-guided audio tours, special events and accessibility information. You can even make a virtual postcard and send it to your friends.
Our two larger parks have apps all their own, but check out the smaller-but-superb national parks in and near Manhattan as well. Our newest national park, Stonewall National Monument, is not yet included in the app but will be added in the future.
Gateway National Recreation Area: Includes several areas within the park's Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook and Staten Island Units, including Floyd Bennett Field, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark. iTunes App Store Google Play Store for Android Devices
Governors Island and Manhattan National Parks: Includes African Burial Ground NM, Castle Clinton NM, Federal Hall NM, General Grant NM, Hamilton Grange NM, Saint Paul's Church NHS, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS and, yes, Governors Island NM. iTunes App Store Google Play Store for Android Devices
Make your Smartphone smarter: Download content before you visit
Since national parks sometimes are in low cell coverage areas, one “smart” idea is to download all the content to one’s smartphone before you visit a national park. That is different from downloading the app and is not required, but it will save visitors’ data use while visiting the park. Downloading works best when connected to Wi-Fi.
To download content:
Last updated: July 6, 2016