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Sandcastle Contest

Sunday, July 28, 2013

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

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Build sandcastles at this 18th annual contest with Urban Park Ranger activities and prizes for several age categories. No experience necessary.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Bring buckets and tools.

Sponsored by West End Realty.

Location

Beach 117th Street in Rockaway Beach
Queens
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 318-4000

Contact Email

antina.johnson@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Arts & Crafts, Games, Waterfront

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

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    Slight Chc Showers
    82°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    74°F
  • Tue
    Sunny
    71°F
  • Wed
    Sunny
    71°F

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