Gateway National Recreation Area (NRA)

Gateway National Recreation Area (NRA) is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. The park extends through three New York City boroughs and into northern New Jersey. Park sites offer a variety of recr... more

Gateway National Recreation Area (NRA) is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. The park extends through three New York City boroughs and into northern New Jersey. Park sites offer a variety of recreation opportunities, along with a chance to explore many significant cultural and natural resources. FACILITIES RANGER STATIONS Canarsie Pier Contact Station Open Open All Year 9 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. Phone (718)763-2202 Location Canarsie Pier Belt Parkway Exit 13 Brooklyn, New York Available Facilities Restrooms, visitor information. Great Kills Park Ranger Station Open Open All Year 9 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m., Friday --Monday Phone (718) 987-6790 Location Great Kills Park Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, New York Closures The ranger station is closed on Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1. Special Programs Some ranger-led programs start at the station. Call for details. Available Facilities Restrooms are not available at the ranger station, but are located throughout Great Kills Park. Miller Field Ranger Station Open Open All Year 8:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Phone (718) 351-6970 L... more

Gateway National Recreation Area (NRA) is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. The park extends through three New York City boroughs and into northern New Jersey.

Park sites offer a variety of recreation opportunities, along with a chance to explore many significant cultural and natural resources.


FACILITIES

RANGER STATIONS
Canarsie Pier Contact Station

Open
Open All Year 9 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

Phone
(718)763-2202

Location
Canarsie Pier Belt Parkway Exit 13 Brooklyn, New York

Available Facilities
Restrooms, visitor information.

Great Kills Park Ranger Station

Open
Open All Year 9 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m., Friday --Monday

Phone
(718) 987-6790

Location
Great Kills Park Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, New York

Closures
The ranger station is closed on Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1.

Special Programs
Some ranger-led programs start at the station. Call for details.

Available Facilities
Restrooms are not available at the ranger station, but are located throughout Great Kills Park.

Miller Field Ranger Station

Open
Open All Year 8:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Phone
(718) 351-6970

Location
Miller Field New Dorp Lane Staten Island, New York

Special Programs
Ranger-led programs start from the ranger station.

Available Facilities
Restrooms.

Riis Park Visitor Contact Station

Open
Open From Memorial Day to Labor Day. Telephone--all year.

Phone
(718) 318-4300

Location
Jacob Riis Park Rockaway, New York

Available Facilities
Restrooms, visitor information, first aid.

VISITOR CENTERS
Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center

Open
Open All Year 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m., Wednesday--Sunday

Phone
(718) 354-4500

Location
Fort Wadsworth, Bay Street, Staten Island, New York

Special Programs
Ranger-led programs start from the visitor center.

Exhibits
Exhibits and 12-minute film on the history of New York's harbor defense system.

Available Facilities
Bookstore, restrooms, visitor information.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Open
Open All Year 8: 30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Phone
(718) 318-4340

Location
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Cross Bay Boulevard Queens, New York

Exhibits
Exhibits on the natural history of the area and an explanation of how this bird sanctuary was created in the 1950's.

Available Facilities
Bookstore, restrooms, visitor information.

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field

Open
Open All Year 8:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Phone
(718) 338-3799

Location
Floyd Bennett Field Flatbush Avenue South Brooklyn, New York

Special Programs
Most guided visitor program start from the Ryan Visitor Center. Special use permits are also available here.

Available Facilities
Restrooms.

Sandy Hook Visitor Center

Open
Open All Year 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Phone
(732) 872-5970

Location
Sandy Hook Visitor Center Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Exhibits
Exhibits on the natural history of the area, and exhibits on the history of the U.S. Life Saving Service (later became the US Coast Guard.)

Available Facilities
Bookstore, restrooms, visitor information.


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GATEWAY HAS NO ENTRANCE FEES. However, Beach Parking Fees are charged at Sandy Hook (732-872-5970) and Jacob Riis Park(718-318-4300) during the summer. Annual passes are available for Sandy Hook.

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