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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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(718) 354-4568


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Know Before You Go

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

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Due to construction, Beach 118th - Beach 126th Streets are closed to swimming until July. Beaches are fully open at Beach 86th Street, Beach 97th Street, Beach 106th Street, and Beach 112th - Beach 117th Streets.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016

Tennis CourtsMarine Park

Marine Park's tennis courts will be closed for the season due to construction.

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