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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

The Daily Plant : Friday, October 15, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

The Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park in Brooklyn.
NYC Parks

Nature Centers
Autumn is a perfect time to visit one of Parks’ 14 Urban Park Ranger Nature Centers. The centers are hubs of urban exploration, natural wonder and education. They provide a great starting point for any park visit. They also include exhibits and material about their surrounding parks, including Outdoors in NYC, the Urban Park Rangers quarterly newsletter.

Walk NYC
The Walk NYC season is ending in October! Walk NYC is a free program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks has 30 park locations throughout the city staffed with trained walking instructors to lead walks. Check it out before the program ends!


Saturday, October 16, 2010
Appalachian Mountain Club Volunteer Project
9:30 a.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx

My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Naumburg Bandshell, Manhattan

Fall Harvest Festival
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Highland Park, Queens

Red Hook Community Farm Harvest Festival
12:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Red Hook Community Farm, Brooklyn

Pooch Parade
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Wolfes Pond Park, Staten Island

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Staten Island Daffodil Project Bulb Distribution
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

Native Americans and Settlers of Pelham Bay Park
1:00 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx

Fort Tryon Park's 75th Anniversary Homecoming Event
11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

Halloween Harvest in Old Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wyckoff House Park, Brooklyn

Native American Tribes
1:00 p.m.
Fort Totten Park, Queens

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
Bill Watterson
(1958 - )

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 4 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkTribute Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.

BeachesRockaway 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.


BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Work is starting on the Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project. Read our April 2014 update for more information.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

PlaygroundsSeba Playground

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

  • Mon
    Sunny
    58°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    61°F
  • Wed
    Slight Chc Showers
    59°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    55°F

7-day forecast

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