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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Argonne-Marine Memorial Oval Marker map_it

  • Description: Marker
  • Materials: Barre granite (honed finish on face)
  • Dimensions: H: 1'10" W: 2'6" D: 2'
  • Cast: ca. 1971
  • Dedicated: May 30, 1971
  • Donor: Argonne-Marine Park Post No. 107 and Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
  • Inscription: DEDICATED ON MAY 30, 1971 / BY THE ARGONNE MARINE PARK / POST NO. 107 OF THE V.F.W. / AND ITS LADIES AUXILIARY / TO THE MEN AND WOMEN / OF THIS COMMUNITY / WHO GAVE THEIR YESTERDAYS / TO INSURE OUR TOMORROWS. /

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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

  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Rain
    59°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    59°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    62°F

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