Gateway National Recreation Area:  Many Places, One Park

Gateway is a large diverse urban park with 27,000 acres spanning Sandy Hook in N.J. and Jamaica Bay and Staten Island in N.Y. It offers green spaces, beaches, wildlife and outdoor recreation, all alongside historic structures and cultural landscapes. It is the 4th most visited National Park Service unit with more than 9.2 million annual visitors. Gateway can be reached by car, ferry, bus or train.

Picture of Sand Hook's fort Hancock

Live or work at historic Fort Hancock

Come live or work at Gateway's Fort Hancock. RFPs open for residential, compatible, commercial and non-profit use.

Presolicitation Notice at Jacob Riis Park

Presolicitation Notice at Riis Beach

The NPS is seeking a Lessee at Jacob Riis Park. A new authorization will be issued in spring of 2020

Ranger with kids and tent

Every Kid Outdoors for Fourth Graders

The Every Kid Outdoors initiative ensures 4th grade students have the opportunity to experience their federal public lands and waters

Spring is right around the corner.

Event calendars for Gateway

Use our event program to plan your visit at each unit of Gateway

Camping is available at all three units of Gateway

Camping is available at all three units

Want to camp in NYC or at Sandy Hook? Yes you can.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving directions, operating hours, and so much more.

Jamaica Bay is one of Gateway's three units, and offers a range of activities.

Things To Do- Jamaica Bay

Bird watching, archery, beaches and learning about aviation pioneers are just some of the things available at Gateway's Jamaica Bay.

Sandy Hook is one of Gateway's three units - which lots of activities to choose from.

Things to Do- Sandy Hook

From beaches to the oldest continuously operating lighthouse, the Sandy Hook peninsula has year -round activities for the whole family.

From cultural to outdoor activities, it's all here in Staten Island.

Things to Do- Staten Island

From a fort beneath the Verrazzano Bridge to a summer beach, you can do it all in Staten Island.

Last updated: December 16, 2019

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Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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