• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

    Gateway

    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

  • The Floyd Bennett Field Archery Range will be closed on October 22

    Sections of the archery range parking lot will be excavated by the Army Corps of Engineers, to remove defunct fuel lines. The archery range will reopen October 23.

Photos & Multimedia

Image from Sandy Cam of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse boasted cutting edge technology when it was built 250 years ago. It keeps up the tradition today with our newly-installed Sandy Cam.

NPS Image from Sandy Cam

Sandy Cam is here!

"Sandy Cam" is actually four different web cameras: three set atop the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and one aimed at the lighthouse itself. Every minute of every day, you can check out the weather at Sandy Hook, the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean or the sunset over Fort Hancock's Officers Row.

 
Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Renay Moran-Kurklen helps her students test water samples at Floyd Bennett Field's Dead Horse Bay.

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Renay Moran-Kurklen helps her students test water samples at Floyd Bennett Field's Dead Horse Bay.

NPS PHOTO

National parks also add depth and interest to student learning. "Making It Stick" is the fifth and final installment of our series on our 2009 Teacher-Ranger-Teacher, Renay Moran-Kurklen, and how she integrates classroom teaching with experiential learning for her fifth graders.

 
 

 

Did You Know?

Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.