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Rockaway Community Park Coastal Clean-up

Saturday, January 11, 2014

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Rockaway Community Park to help remove debris from the shoreline. This work will help to protect the natural habitat of  Jamaica Bay. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead on the corner of Almeda Ave and Beach 58th Street. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Location

Almeda Avenue & Beach 58th St. in Rockaway Community Park
Queens
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Natural Areas Volunteers

Contact Number

(212) 360-3318

Contact Email

nav@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Nature, Volunteer

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

  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    69°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    68°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    75°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    78°F

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