Gateway National Recreation Area offers 26,000 acres with a variety of activities for nature and culture enthusiasts.
Check out the map below for the locations of seven recreation centers with unique menu of activities.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge: hiking, birdwatching, ecology workshops, camping and picnicking
Floyd Bennett Field: historic NYC airport that was home to 26 world record flights around the world. Home to model airplane flying, horseback riding, rock climbing, year round skating and more.
Jacob Riis Park: named after activist journalist and reformer, author of the book "How the Other Half Lives" the park is a true "people's beach" with its famous Riis Beach Bazaar, Golf and American Princess Cruises offering historic and nature cruises around NYC Harbor.
Canarsie Pier: excellent fishing site and launch for canoe and kayaks.
Rockaway Beach: premier beach for NYC surfing and paddle boarding