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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

 Paddleboat Rentals

Please note: Due to insurance reasons, the public is not permitted to launch personal boats at these sites. Please see our list of Public Launch Sites for alternative locations.

NameLocationPhone #Season
Marine ParkParking lot near Ave U. and 33rd St. (Across from the Nature Center)(917) 533-6196 or (805) 650-7770April - October
HoursTypes of BoatsFeesMore Info
Open Daily through October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to sunset. In November, this facility is open Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 10 a.m. to sunset.Single kayaks, double kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedal boats and bikesCan be found at Wheel Fun Rentals Marine Park website

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

  • Thu
    Sunny
    75°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    67°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    74°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    79°F

7-day forecast

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