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February 28, 2002

AMERICORPS AND URBAN PARK RANGERS

First envisioned in 1910 by writer/philosopher William James, the Cooperation for National...

February 22, 2002

PARKS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

On February 7, presiding over his first event as Parks Commissioner, Adrian Benepe delivered...

October 31, 2001

CONGRATULATIONS TO NINE EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEES

Maria A. (Curly Top) Oliveras is Bronx’s Employee of the Month for October. Curly Top...

October 19, 2001

ROLL ’EM! CITYWIDE BOCCE TOURNAMENT, TAKE SEVEN

The City’s bocce courts were filled to capacity last weekend when top players pulled out their...

August 22, 2001

THE WILD NEW SUMMER EXPLORER PROGRAMS:

This summer the Urban Park Rangers have been offering Explorer Programs filled with educational...

August 8, 2001

THE PATERNO TRIVIUM: WHERE ROADS AND PEOPLE MEET

Trivium is Latin for the place where three roads intersect, and Paterno refers to Dr. Charles...

July 31, 2001

IN BROOKLYN: FROM BLUEPRINT TO PARKLAND

On Thursday, July 26, 2001 the Parks broke ground on a project twenty years in the making. A...

July 11, 2001

ROOKIE PARKIES PLEDGE TO “DEFEND FROM WASTE OUR NATURAL RESOURCES”

Now for the first time, the Urban Park Rangers offer high school students internships year...

July 9, 2001

A NEW GARDEN TRIANGLE IS PLANTED AND DEDICATED IN McKINLEY PARK

Since last year, Kathy Reilly Triangle has been re-imagined, planted with a mix of Blue Girl...

July 3, 2001

MONGOLIANS MINGLE IN THE EAST MEADOW

This year, the International Festival of Conservation, the culmination of a month-long...

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 4 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.


BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Work is starting on the Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project. Read our April 2014 update for more information.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

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

  • Mon
    Sunny
    58°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    62°F
  • Wed
    Slight Chc Showers
    61°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    59°F

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