National Parks of New York Harbor

National Parks Of New York Harbor

National Parks of New York Harbor

Park Information

Many people are surprised when they discover that there are national parks in and around New York City and northern New Jersey.

The National Parks of New York Harbor represents a collaboration, or organizational network, of these parks: Gateway National Recreation Area, Governors Island, Manhattan Sites and Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island, as well as one affiliated site, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. These remarkable places include Jamaica Bay, the largest continuous piece of open space in all of New York City and icons such as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, recognized the world over.

The parks also include the cradle of our nation at Federal Hall on Wall Street, places in Manhattan where Presidents have lived and breathed and been interred and memorialized, and Governors Island, the newest national park on New York Harbor.

Your parks are historical and natural treasures: symbols of our American identity, places offering unique educational and recreational opportunities, and precious habitat for native plants and wildlife.

The National Parks of New York Harbor areas cover approximately 27,000 acres and are visited more than 20 million times each year.

Parks by Location Statue Of Liberty National Monument Ellis Island National Monument, Governors Island National Monument Castle, Williams Fort Jay, Manhattan Sites, Castle Clinton National Monument, Federal Hall National Memorial, General Grant National Memorial, Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site, an affiliated National Park Service area, Gateway National Recreation Area Sites of particular note are listed under each unit Jamaica Bay Unit.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Breezy Point Canarsie Pier Frank, Charles Memorial Park, Jacob Riis Park Fort, Tilden Floyd Bennett Field Plumb Beach, Staten Island Unit, Great Kills Fort Wadsworth World War Veterans Park at Miller Field Swinburne & Hoffman Islands, Sandy Hook Unit Sandy Hook Beaches Fort Hancock Sandy Hook Lighthouse Holly Forest.

Agency Name:

National Park Service

Geographic Location

Contact Info

James Pepper, Acting Commissioner

Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street

New York, NY


Additional Info

  • “Youth Intern Program at National Parks of New York Harbor – National Parks of New York Harbor (U.S. National Park Service)”. Accessed June 28, 2020. Link.

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  • Housatonic Meadows State Park
  • Indian Well Picnic Shelter.
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