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May 28, 2010

Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season in New York City

New York City’s beaches will open to the public this Saturday, May 29, with lifeguards on...

August 28, 2009

Parks Urges Beachgoers to Exercise Caution Due to Tropical Storm Danny

Closures are possible this weekend due to high waves, heavy surf, and rip currents.

June 13, 2009

Carnasie Park Cricket Capital of North America

The renovation project included construction of the cricket field, new paths, bleachers, steel...

May 22, 2009

Lifeguard chair on a beach

Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season in New York City

The City’s beaches will open to the public this Saturday, May 23, with lifeguards on duty...

March 19, 2009

Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park Is March's Park of the Month

As one of the largest remaining saltwater marshes in Queens, the 160-acre Idlewild Park gives...

March 17, 2009

Idlewild Park

Park of the Month: Idlewild Park -- Get your paddles ready!

As one of the largest remaining saltwater marshes in Queens, the 160-acre Idlewild Park gives...

September 5, 2008

This Weekend In Parks

Read on for an assortment of free, fun, family activities in parks this weekend!

June 18, 2008

Detail of Rendering of the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park

Building Parks’ First Green Building

Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park to have "green" design.

May 27, 2008

beach

Which Way to the Beach?

Over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend, more than 228,000 New Yorkers visited the City’s beaches.

May 23, 2008

Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season in New York City

New York City's beaches open for fun in the sun!

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

  • Wed
    Sunny
    47°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    48°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chc Rain
    52°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    55°F

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