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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...

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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BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

NYC beach season has been extended through September 13. After Labor Day, beaches will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Rockaway Beach, the following locations will remain open for swimming: Beach 15 to Beach 18; Beach 29 and Beach 30; Beach 58 and Beach 59; Beach 77 and Beach 78; Beach 84 and Beach 85; Beach 96 through Beach 98; Beach 104 through Beach 106; Beach 115 through Beach 120; Beach 126 through Beach 131; and, Beach 136 through Beach 143. We may adjust swimming beaches on a daily basis due to site and surf conditions, so please observe all posted signs and flags and swim only where a lifeguard is present.

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