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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

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

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.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

  • Tue
    Snow
    28°F
  • Wed
    Decreasing Clouds
    26°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    35°F

7-day forecast

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