Gateway Bike & Boathouse

Since 2008 a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization called the Gateway Bike & Boathouse in conjunction with the National Park Service has been offering free kayaking out of Riis Landing (across from Fort Tilden).  Working with New York City Parks Department, GBB also offers free kayaking at Bay Breeze Park at the new Community Boathouse at Beach 88th Street and Beach Channel Drive.

Boy Scouts and Community Volunteers

Boy Scout Troop 298 from Brooklyn took on the challenge of converting two 20′ shipping containers into boathouses.  Several other community groups have also gotten in on the action including the Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Parks Conservancy, Rockaway Beach Civic Association, the American Littoral Society and the Gateway Bike & Boathouse.

Community Boathouse: for You and by You!


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Important Notes:
All events are volunteer and weather dependent. Please check with SignUp for last minute updates.
We will post our own customized SignUp link for the 2019 season shortly,  Thanks for your patience!