sandy hook park signGateway Will Hold Public Meeting on August 31

SANDY HOOK, NJ - Gateway National Recreation Area is proposing to increase parking fees in the park. Parking fees at would increase at both Sandy Hook and Riis Beach in 2017. This would be Gateway’s first parking fee increase since 2012.

Proposed 2017 Fees at Sandy Hook:


$20 per day                                                                

$100 per season                                                                                                         

$50 per oversize car per day                                     

$200 per oversize car per season      

Visitors with Senior or Access Passes would be charged half price for parking, as they are currently.

“We are committed to keeping the park affordable but also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience,” said Gateway Superintendent Jen Nersesian. “The money from the camping and parking fees will help improve our visitor facilities and services.”

Our public engagement period on the proposed fee increase began on Friday, July 29, 2016 and runs through September 5, 2016.

Gateway invites you to share your opinions and ideas at a public meeting to be held Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following location:

Sandy Hook Chapel
35 Hartshorne Drive
Sandy Hook, NJ 07732

We also invite you to submit written suggestions, comments and concerns online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at the following address:

Office of the Superintendent
Gateway National Recreation Area
ATTN: Proposed parking fee increase

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305

Your opinion is important to us. We would like to hear from you about this proposal.