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July 17, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg And Secretary Salazar Join Forces To Cooperatively Manage 10,000 Acres Of City, Federal Parks In And Around Jamaica Bay

The National Park Service and NYC Parks announces improved access and a seamless park experience...

June 15, 2012

Canarsie Skate Park Unboxed After Major Renovations

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined City Council Member Lew Fidler, State Assembly...

October 20, 2011

The Great Urban Outdoor Event Introduces Youth To Fun, Service And Green Careers

The goal of The Great Urban Outdoor Event is to "engage, educate and employ" youth in and around...

October 17, 2011

The Great Urban Outdoor Event Introduces Youth To Fun, Service, Green Careers At Two NYC Parks

About 600 youth representing New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Boy Scouts...

May 9, 2011

Thousands of Trees Planted at MillionTreesNYC Spring Volunteer Event

On April 30, volunteers pitched in to plant more than 20,000 trees in five parks citywide.

May 2, 2011

New York City Grows Greener By 20,000 Trees In Largest Tree Planting Effort Of The Season

On Saturday, April 30, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Council Member Lew Fidler, NYC...

November 12, 2010

Queens Parks Employees Shine at "Best of Parks" Awards

Landscape Designers, Carpenters, Blacksmiths and More Honored at Ceremony

October 15, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

See what's on schedule in our parks this weekend.

September 28, 2010

Kudos For A Rockaway Parkie

A visitor to Rockaway Beach found that it wasn't exactly how he had remembered it from his...

September 24, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

See what's on the schedule for this Saturday and Sunday in our parks.

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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