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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 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

  • Sun
    Sunny
    55°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    58°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    62°F
  • Wed
    Partly Sunny
    59°F

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