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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!

May 3, 2008

SECOND ANNUAL EARTH DAY ROCKAWAY PLANTS KNOWLEDGE AND FUN

Free activities included face-painting, kite-building and a chance to build a solar race car!...

October 1, 2007

Queens Residents Win Championship At Parks’ 13Th Annual Citywide Bocce Tournament

More than 300 bocce players from all over the City and State competed in parks in all five...

September 26, 2007

Launch Of A New Canoe & Kayak Launch!

On Saturday, September 22, the new kayak and canoe launch opened at Idlewild Park Preserve. Part...

September 22, 2007

Idlewild Kayak Launch Invites Paddlers To Explore Jamaica Bay

Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined Assembly Member Michele Titus, Council Member James...

September 14, 2007

This Weekend In Parks

Manhattan Journey to Fort Washington Park this Saturday, September 15, between 12 p.m. and 5...

August 15, 2007

You Can Help Design Queens' Parks Of The Future

Parks collects surveys for PlaNYC regional parks As part of PlaNYC, Parks & Recreation is...

August 2, 2007

Surf, Surf, Surf Away At Rockaway Beach

On July 27, Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Assembly Member Audrey Pheffer, Surfriders...

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.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

  • Wed
    Showers Likely
    59°F
  • Thu
    Rain
    57°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chc Showers
    64°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    66°F

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