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May 29, 2001

SUMMERTIME HEATS UP AS CONEY ISLAND OPENS ITS BEACHES

As the music played, the children danced, and the hot dogs were consumed, Coney Island Beach...

May 22, 2001

QUEENS RECREATION’S THIRD ANNUAL TALENTS SHOW

Queens Recreation held its third annual Talent Show on Friday, May 18 at the Forest Park...

May 15, 2001

THE FOREVER WILD INITIATIVE GOES PUBLIC

Over one third of New York City's parkland is forest, marshland, and fragile ecosystem. This...

May 3, 2001

QUEENS CLEANS FINAL FRONTIERS

If Rich (Ricardo) Murphy has his way, when you drive into Queens, you'll notice a...

April 26, 2001

A NEW NATURE TRAIL IS DEDICATED IN THE BRONX

Previously, when a park user wished to cross Van Cortlandt Park from east to west, highways...

April 19, 2001

SELECTED RANGER WALKS & TALKS FOR APRIL 2001

BRONX: Sunday, April 22: EARTH DAY. A day of music, games, and activities in honor of...

April 6, 2001

NRG RESTORATION AND AVIAN MONITORING

With a total of $60 million in ecological restoration projects, Parks' Natural Resources...

March 15, 2001

SELECTED RANGER WALKS & TALKS FOR MARCH

THE BRONX: Saturday, March 17: VALENTINE-VARIAN HOUSE. Explore this 1758 home, the second...

February 26, 2001

PARKS TO RECRUIT MORE THAN 1,000 LIFEGUARDS FOR SUMMER 2001

After hiring nearly 1,000 lifeguards last summer, Parks is continuing an aggressive...

February 9, 2001

SELECTED RANGER WALKS & TALKS FOR FEBRUARY

THE BRONX: Sunday, February 18: GEORGE SLEPT HERE. In honor of Washington's Birthday, tour...

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

  • Thu
    Breezy
    60°F
  • Fri
    Chance Showers
    59°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    64°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    56°F

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