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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...

June 19, 2007

Mats Make Beaches Accessible To All New Yorkers

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined Commission on Human Rights...

April 20, 2007

Announcing Free Cityparks Seniors Fitness Program Starting April 30

City Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the start of its Spring 2007 CityParks Seniors...

November 20, 2006

Flight 587 Commemorated In The Rockaways

On November 12, 2001, the City was still reeling from the tragic events of September 11 when...

October 24, 2006

A Doggone Good Time

Pups and pooches dressed in costume flocked to Rockaway Beach for the first “It’s My...

October 12, 2006

Parks & Recreation Breaks Ground On New Seba Playground

Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel was joined by City Council Member Lewis A....

June 16, 2006

This Weekend In Parks : Adventures NYC!

Find an adventure this weekend in one of your borough's parks

June 13, 2006

Students And Stewards Clean Up The Coast

Volunteers work together to clean up Dubos Point on a beautiful spring day.

May 30, 2006

Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season In New York City

Last week, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg,...

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

  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    59°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    56°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    56°F

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