Make your Smartphone smarter. Download these three apps.

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Download one, two or all three apps for National Parks of New York Harbor to plan your next visit to national parks in the New York Harbor area. Left to right: App for Gateway National Recreation Area; App for Governors Island and Manhattan National Parks, and; App for Statue of Liberty National Monument, including Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

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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

Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Includes both Liberty and Ellis Islands. 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:

  • Open the app to the main page.
  • In the lower right hand corner, click the tab that says “More.” (This is at the bottom right of every screen on the app.)
  • Click the Settings icon (see image below, left side---the green gear with the arrow in the center).
  • Click on the Download content button (see image below, right side---the gray gear with the arrow in the center). Stay on this screen with the phone active until complete. Do not leave the screen or turn the phone off while downloading or it will not finish.
 
Save data charges and avoid low cellphone connectivity problems by downloading the app AND the content before you visit.
Save data charges and avoid connectivity problems by downloading the app AND the content before you visit our parks.

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Apps may be downloaded for  whatever smartphone you own.
Apps may be downloaded for whatever smartphone you own.

Last updated: July 6, 2016

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