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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

 Skate Parks

The Department of Parks & Recreation will provide an attendant during official operating hours. Each participant will be required to sign a waiver (those under 18 will need their guardian's signature) before being allowed to use the facility.

Requirements for use:

NameLocationPhoneHoursFeaturesNotes
Rockaway Skate ParkShore Front Parkway at 91st Street (just off the boardwalk)(718) 318-4000This skate park is currently closed due to Hurricane Sandy.
Far Rockaway Skate ParkBeach 11th Street off Seagirt Blvd, near the Rockaway Beach Promenade(718) 318-4000Dawn to duskLocated just off the beach, Far Rockaway Skate Park is a smooth running concrete park with stairs, rails, ledges, bowled corners and a volcano. All edges are covered with metal for a smoother grind. There is a parking lot conveniently located adjacent to the skate park.This skate park is unsupervised. Scooters and inline skates are permitted.
Canarsie Skate ParkNortheast corner of the parkDusk to 9:00 p.m.This concrete skate plaza is complete with boxes, rails and ramps. Unique to Canarsie Skate Park, there is an obstacle trail around the perimeter of the park which allows skateboarders to practice more tricks.This site is unsupervised.

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

  • Tue
    Scattered Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Rain
    59°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    59°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    62°F

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