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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Pratt and White Memorial Plaque map_it

  • Description: Plaque
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 2' W: 1'4"
  • Dedicated: 1939
  • Inscription: IN APPRECIATION OF / THE FORESIGHT OF / FREDERIC B. PRATT / ALFRED
    T. WHITE / WHO ASSEMBLED / THE LAND AROUND / GERRITSEN BASIN / AND
    GAVE IT TO THE / CITY FOR A PARK / THIS GIFT WAS THE / BEGINNING OF/
    MARINE PARK / ERECTED BY THE LEAGUE FOR THE / IMPROVEMENT OF MARINE
    PARK / 1939/

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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

  • Sat
    Showers
    75°F
  • Sun
    Chance Showers
    81°F
  • Mon
    Chance Thunderstorms
    79°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    85°F

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