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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Rockaway Women Veterans Monument map_it

  • Location: Beach 94th and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, center mall, north side
  • Sculptor: Eileen Barry
  • Description: Figure on pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: figure h 7'6" x w 2'1½" x d 3'½"; pedestal h 5'8" x w 4'7" x d 5'4"
  • Cast: 1989
  • Dedicated: September 24, 1989 - unauth. work
  • Foundry: Joel Meisner Foundry, Farmingdale, NY
  • Donor: Daniel M. O'Connell Post No. 272, American Legion
  • Inscription: Plaque:
    [American Legion Insiginia] / WOMEN VETERANS MONUMENT / DEDICATED BY THE / DANIEL M. O'CONNELL POST NO. 272 / AMERICAN LEGION AND FRIENDS, / SEPTEMBER 24, 1989 / IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF ALL / THOSE WOMEN WHO SERVED THEIR / COUNTRY IN TIME OF CONFLICT / THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTRY'S / GLORIOUS HISTORY. / "FOR GOD AND COUNTRY" /

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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

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  • Fri
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  • Sat
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  • Sun
    Breezy
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