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October 18, 2013

This Weekend In Parks

MillionTreesNYC Spring Planting Day Saturday, October 19, 2013 Approximately 2,000 volunteers...

August 15, 2013

Army Corps Awards $26.4 Million Second Sand Pumping Contract For Post-Sandy Rockaway Beach Restoration As First Contract Sand Starts Pumping

Sand pumping began earlier this week and is part of first of two contracts Second contract...

June 4, 2013

New Bicycle And Kayak Rental Concession Selected For Jamaica Bay

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation joins the National Park Service (NPS) to...

June 4, 2013

NYC Parks Joins The National Park Service In Announcing New Bicycle And Kayak Rental Concession For Jamaica

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation joins the National Park Service (NPS) to...

May 16, 2013

NYC Parks, In Partnership With National Park Service, Launches Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Restoration Corps

Corps Members to Restore Woodlands, Wetlands and Parkland Damaged by Hurricane Sandy NYC...

March 11, 2013

NYC Parks Joins The National Park Service To Issue Requests For Proposals For Kayaking And Canoeing, Bike Rental, And Food Concessions For Jamaica Bay And The Rockaway Peninsula

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation joins the National Park Service (NPS) to...

March 4, 2013

Carmine Carro Community Center Opens In Marine Park

New facility honors former President of the Marine Park Civic Association and will offer health...

December 6, 2012

Back In The Swing Of Things

The playground at Beach 30th Street in the Rockaways has seen its share of difficult times during...

August 7, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Rockaway Park After $30 Million PlaNYC Renovation

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe yesterday cut the ribbon on the...

August 6, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Rockaway Park After $30 Million Renovation As Part Of PlaNYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2012 No. 289 www.nyc.gov MAYOR BLOOMBERG OPENS ROCKAWAY...

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Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkTribute Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The area of Rockaway Beach from Beach 116th Street to Beach 109th Street will be temporarily closed as the US Army Corps of Engineers begins sand moving operations. Once work begins in this area, we expect the closure to last approximately one week.

More information about the Army Corps’ work to replenish Rockaway Beach is available on their NY District website.


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

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