Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
April 7, 2006
Manhattan Join Parks & Recreation’s Chief Naturalist Mike Feller for a nature...
January 11, 2006
Irving Domenech, Park Supervisor and 19-year veteran of Parks & Recreation, passed away this...
September 14, 2005
Throughout the summer months, Parks & Recreation has been working closely with Partnerships...
March 21, 2005
It's official--spring is here! Take advantage of the season's delights by exploring one of...
October 6, 2004
Demonstrating a firm commitment to the environment, Parks & Recreation is embarking on the...
July 19, 2004
Visitors to the Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park in Brooklyn are in for a treat this...
July 13, 2004
New York City is steamy in summer, but Parks & Recreation’s 14 miles of public beaches,...
July 1, 2004
They may not wrestle 12-foot alligators like Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, but the Urban Park...
June 9, 2004
Commissioner Adrian Benepe kicked off a weekend celebration of New York City’s park nature...
April 20, 2004
On Friday, April 16, with the sun in the sky and warmth in the air, Parks & Recreation and...
Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
Know Before You Go
There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.
Rockaway 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.
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
- Nature Crafts
- Hike the Trails of North Forty Natural Area
- Nature Exploration Hike: Salt Marsh (light)
- MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day
- Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Bocce Courts
- Cricket Fields
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Handball Courts
- Hiking Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Model Aircraft Fields
- Nature Centers
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Roller Hockey
- Skate Parks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Know when to go:
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Beach 9 Playground
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Rockaway Community Park
Spring Creek Park