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January 18, 2001

NOMINEES FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL EMERALD AWARDS

The third Annual Emerald Awards for outstanding Parks projects will be announced at...

January 9, 2001

JANUARY ’01 RANGER WALKS & TALKS

THE BRONX: Saturday, January 13: HIKE THE NORTH WOODS. With the mosquitoes out of our way...

December 20, 2000

SUB-MARINE PLAYGROUND: PROJECT IN THE WORKS

A pirate's map. A treasure chest. A willow grove. A giant squid. A yellow submarine. The...

November 16, 2000

SOCCER DADS TRAP IT, PEP SCORES THE GOAL

SOCCER DADS TRAP IT, PEP SCORES THE GOAL Eight soccer dads, six PEP officers and one...

November 3, 2000

CELEBRATION AT SNUG HARBOR IN STATEN ISLAND

CELEBRATION AT SNUG HARBOR IN STATEN ISLAND Yesterday, Commissioner Henry J. (StarQuest)...

August 11, 2000

A NATURAL PARTNERSHIP: PARKS AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TEAM UP AT SALT MARSH NATURE CENTER

Mayor Rudolph (Eagle) Giuliani, Deputy Mayor Rudy (Cobra) Washington, Commissioner Henry J....

August 10, 2000

PARKS CLASS OF 2000 BEATS THE HEAT AT ORCHARD BEACH

On Wednesday, August 9, Commissioner Henry J. (Star Quest) Stern joined members of...

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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

  • Sun
    Sunny
    55°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    58°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    62°F
  • Wed
    Partly Sunny
    59°F

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