Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gateway NRA Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

On October 27, 1972, Congress passed legislation that created a new kind of national park. The park would have natural, historic, and recreational treasures that one would expect to find in a national park, but what made this place different, was its location. Unlike most large national parks, which were located in rural, and remote areas, this was located in and around the nation’s largest urban area. The idea was to bring the parks to the people, and the result was Gateway National Recreation Area.

Visitors to Gateway's 26,000 acres can bike, fish, kayak, go to the beach, camp overnight under a starry sky or explore Civil War-era forts and historic aircraft. See why over 325 bird species come to Gateway. Find out what's happening this week and this season on Staten Island, at Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and Queens and at Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

On October 27, Gateway NRA Celebrates its 40th Anniversary with programs on the history of Gateway, and all of the things that make it one of the great things about being in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.

At Sandy Hook we will mark the date with our annual observance of the Fort Hancock Days Weekend, Oct. 27-28.

Fishing at Horseshoe Cove

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