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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...

July 27, 2007

Surf, Surf, Surf Away at Rockaway Beach

Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Assembly Member Audrey Pheffer, Surfriders Foundation’s NYC...

July 9, 2007

A Shore Good Thing Along The Bay Ridge Waterfront

On June 25, Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Congressman Vito Fossella, State Senator Marty...

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 4 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.


BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Work is starting on the Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project. Read our April 2014 update for more information.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

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

  • Mon
    Sunny
    58°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    61°F
  • Wed
    Slight Chc Showers
    59°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    55°F

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