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Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan Open House

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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The National Park Service  will hold a series of open houses to allow the public to comment on the draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area.

Gateway is at a crossroads and a new vision is necessary to shape the park’s future. The General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) will help park managers focus on what is most important in carrying out a new 20-year vision for Gateway. 

The National Park Service invite you to attend one of our public open houses to learn more about the general management plan and provide your comments in person.

Subsequent open houses will be: 

  • Wednesday, August 21, 3:30 to 7:30 pm: Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ
  • Thursday, August 22, 4 to 8 pm: Fort Wadsworth, Building 120, Staten Island
  • Tuesday, September 10, 4 to 8 pm: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • Thursday, September 12, 3:30 to 7:30 pm: Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ


Ryan Visitor Center in Jamaica Bay Park
Gateway NRA-Floyd Bennett Field
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National Park Service

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(718) 354-4568


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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsSeba Playground

Seba Playground will be closed to reconstruct the current Seba Tot Lot into a playground for children of all ages. The new design will enlarge the toddler area by adding a custom spray shower, seating, and two new tot play units. Additional play spaces will also be added for 5 to 12 year olds, and will include a large accessible play unit, a second spray shower and seating area. These two play areas will be joined by 15 additional swings for both age groups. The site will also feature an accessible drinking fountain, attractive plantings, and a bicycle rack.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

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    Showers Likely
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  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny

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