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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Highlights

Playground 278

This playground is named for the adjacent J.H.S. 278, also known as the Marine Park School. Marine Park surrounds the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay. The bay is one of… Read More

Rocco Torre Ballfields

These ballfields were dedicated in memory of Rocco Torre (1927-1996), veteran police officer and baseball lover, by Mayor Giuliani on August 15, 1997. The fields were… Read More

Rockaway Beach

The origins of the name Rockaway Peninsula are closely related to the language of the Delaware and Chippewa Native Americans. Linguistic experts recognize both… Read More

Rockaway Doughboy Statue

This monument honors 17 servicemen from the local community who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving their country during World War I. The statue depicts a bronze… Read More

Salt Marshes in New York City - Idlewild Park

Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants that would otherwise contaminate our bays and… Read More

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Brant Point

Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants that would otherwise contaminate our bays and… Read More

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Dubos Point

Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants that would otherwise contaminate our bays and… Read More

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Jamaica Bay Park

Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants that would otherwise contaminate our bays and… Read More

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Spring Creek Park

Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants that would otherwise contaminate our bays and… Read More

Sandpiper Playground

This park honors the sandpipers that can be found at nearby Rockaway Beach. These small birds make their way though this area during a long winter migration from their… Read More

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

  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    59°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    56°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    56°F

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