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December 6, 2012

Back In The Swing Of Things

The playground at Beach 30th Street in the Rockaways has seen its share of difficult times during...

August 7, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Rockaway Park After $30 Million PlaNYC Renovation

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe yesterday cut the ribbon on the...

August 6, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Rockaway Park After $30 Million Renovation As Part Of PlaNYC


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

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

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