Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
The Daily Plant : Friday, April 7, 2006
This Weekend In Parks
ManhattanJoin Parks & Recreation’s Chief Naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park this Sunday, April 9 at 8:00 a.m. Mike’s morning walks offer great opportunities to see migrating songbirds and to learn how the ecosystems of Inwood Hill Park influence which plants and animals can thrive there. Mike, a highly respected naturalist, has made many contributions to the preservation and restoration of New York’s natural areas, and Inwood Hill Park is no exception. So grab your binoculars and field guides and meet up with Mike at the bridge near the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center. Enter the park at 218th Street and Indian Road on Sunday. Walk west toward the center.
Looking for an unusual and rewarding way to spend the time of day known as twilight? Join Dr. Aline Euler, Director of Education, as she observes the three ranges of twilight during Twilight Spring Peeper Walk on Friday, April 7, at Alley Pond Park. Listen to a chorus of spring peepers while admiring the partially illuminated city sky. To participate, head to Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Boulevard at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.
Join your community for an exciting day of potato sack racing, spoon racing, basket making and face painting at the Spring Extravaganza at Hunts Point Recreation Center on Saturday, April 8. Raffles will take place while the event is in progress and the beloved Spring Bunny will also make an appearance. Head to the Hunts Point Recreation Center at 765 Manida Street at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to take part in the seasonal fun.
Come for a hike and take home a new friend this Saturday, April 8, during Pet Adoption Day. The Urban Park Rangers and New York Animal Care and Control will be bringing cats and dogs in need of a loving home. The Pet Adoption will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Greenbelt Nature Center at 700 Rockland Avenue on Saturday.
Try a tasty treat and discover why insects are really good for you when you head to Marine Park on Saturday, April 8, for Edible Insects. Yucky but true, some of the insects in the park contain some nutritional value, and Parks staff will tell you just which critters to consume. Stop by the Salt Marsh Nature Center at East 33rd Street and Avenue U at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday to learn more about these delicious delicacies.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
Know Before You Go
There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
The area of Rockaway Beach from Beach 116th Street to Beach 109th Street will be temporarily closed as the US Army Corps of Engineers begins sand moving operations. Once work begins in this area, we expect the closure to last approximately one week.
More information about the Army Corps’ work to replenish Rockaway Beach is available on their NY District website.
Seba Playground will be closed to reconstruct the current Seba Tot Lot into a playground for children of all ages. The new design will enlarge the toddler area by adding a custom spray shower, seating, and two new tot play units. Additional play spaces will also be added for 5 to 12 year olds, and will include a large accessible play unit, a second spray shower and seating area. These two play areas will be joined by 15 additional swings for both age groups. The site will also feature an accessible drinking fountain, attractive plantings, and a bicycle rack.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014
Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather
- This Weekend In Parks
- Army Corps Awards $26.4 Million Second Sand Pumping Contract For Post-Sandy Rockaway Beach Restoration As First Contract Sand Starts Pumping
- New Bicycle And Kayak Rental Concession Selected For Jamaica Bay
- Nature Crafts
- Hike the Trails of North Forty Natural Area
- Nature Exploration Hike: Salt Marsh (light)
- MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day
- Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Bocce Courts
- Cricket Fields
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Handball Courts
- Hiking Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Model Aircraft Fields
- Nature Centers
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Roller Hockey
- Skate Parks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Know when to go:
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Beach 9 Playground
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Rockaway Community Park
Spring Creek Park