Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
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
Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined City Council Member Lew Fidler, State Assembly...
October 20, 2011
The goal of The Great Urban Outdoor Event is to "engage, educate and employ" youth in and around...
October 17, 2011
About 600 youth representing New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Boy Scouts...
May 9, 2011
On April 30, volunteers pitched in to plant more than 20,000 trees in five parks citywide.
May 2, 2011
On Saturday, April 30, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Council Member Lew Fidler, NYC...
November 12, 2010
Landscape Designers, Carpenters, Blacksmiths and More Honored at Ceremony
October 15, 2010
See what's on schedule in our parks this weekend.
September 28, 2010
A visitor to Rockaway Beach found that it wasn't exactly how he had remembered it from his...
September 24, 2010
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.
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.
Rockaway 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.
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
- Nature Crafts
- Hike the Trails of North Forty Natural Area
- Nature Exploration Hike: Salt Marsh (light)
- MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day
- Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Bocce Courts
- Cricket Fields
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Handball Courts
- Hiking Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Model Aircraft Fields
- Nature Centers
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Roller Hockey
- Skate Parks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Know when to go:
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Beach 9 Playground
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Rockaway Community Park
Spring Creek Park