Know Before You Go
Park at the Pathmark on the corner of Paulison Avenue and Clifton Avenue From there, walk down Clifton Avenue toward the railroad tracks and then turn left on Fornelius Avenue. Past the second building, there is a path that leads up to the tracks. Cross the tracks and proceed down the embankment. You will see two sunken concrete areas each surrounded by fencing. An active drainage pipe flows into the one on the right. Two pipes open into the one on the left. The inactive one, on the right as you face them, is the Gates. Safety Notes: There used to be a ladder that would take you down into the sunken concrete area, but it is gone now. It is a short drop in but requires some scrambling or lifting to get out. Also, the areas over which water flows are smooth and coated with slippery residue. Tread carefully.