Gateway National Recreation Area


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Gateway National Recreation Area,

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Gateway National Recreation Area

Address:210 New York Ave
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:718-354-4606
Fax:718-354-4605
Web: www.nps.gov/gate/
Size: 26,607 acres.
Established: Established on October 27, 1972.
Location:Park extends through three New York City boroughs (Breezy Point Unit, Jamaica Bay Unit, and Staten Island Unit) and into northern New Jersey (Sandy Hook Unit).
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, bicycle trail, boat ramp, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, boating, fishing, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:With beaches, marshes, islands, and adjacent waters in the New York harbor area, this park offers urban residents a wide range of recreational opportunities. The Sandy Hook Unit, in New Jersey, features beaches, plant and animal life, and historic structures, including Sandy Hook Lighthouse (1764), the oldest operational light in the United States.

See other parks in New York.
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Thanks to the interest of New York State, a never-opened section of Gateway National Recreation Area may soon be available for public enjoyment.
Yellow Bar Hassock is part of a marsh island complex located in the 26-square-mile Jamaica Bay Park and Wildlife Refuge that was the country's first national urban park and one of the Gateway National Recreation Areas.
The Superintendent of Gateway National Recreation Area, Billy Garrett, said his office will issue a report containing goals for Jamaica Bay in spring 2003.
ON STORMY DAYS, the wind at the tip of Sandy Hook, a former military base now turned into the bustling Gateway National Recreation Area, is enough to knock you down, and it churns the Atlantic into a froth favored by surfers but anathema to the embattled homeowners on this exposed coast.
Back in New York, as a National Park Service ranger at the Gateway National Recreation Area (the nation's first urban park), he enjoyed teaching city youngsters about the natural world.
Schumer today urged the National Park Service (NPS) to prioritize its cleanup efforts at Crookes Point in the Great Kills Park section of Gateway National Recreation Area.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which damaged nearly 50 historic structures in the Sandy Hook area of Gateway National Recreation Area, managers are strengthening buildings for future floods and moving boilers out of basements.
For the public, this means less erosion to personal property, more species available for recreational fisheries, better water quality, and the preservation of the Gateway National Recreation Area that is visited by millions of people each year.
At the southern edge of Jamaica Bay, a ten-thousand-acre ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, beaches and islands at the entrance of New York harbor, hundreds of volunteers raise native trees, shrubs and plants to increase biodiversity in the challenging urban environments of Gateway National Recreation Area.
The Service alerted National Park Service staff at the nearby Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area and recommended surveys.
Other include San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey and Atlanta's Chattahoochee River Recreation Area.
New York City: Gateway National Recreation Area - Ground maintenance and repairs

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