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August 1, 2002

MARITIME PLAYTIME IN THE SUMMERTIME

The Native Americans called it "Reckanawahaha," meaning "the place of laughing waters."...

July 16, 2002

CAPITAL PROJECT OF THE MONTH: EMERGENCY WELLS

The Capital Project of the Month for June is the construction of emergency city-wide wells. A...

July 2, 2002

PARKS SHOWS OFF ITS "QUEENS JEWELS"

Some people may say that Queens is a diamond in the rough, but Parks knows better. Last...

June 10, 2002

CONGRATULATIONS EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH

The following individuals were awarded Employee of the Month on Monday, June 3. Two April...

June 5, 2002

CONGRATULATIONS MAY EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH

The following individuals were awarded Employee of the Month for May on Monday, June 3. The...

May 24, 2002

WEEKEND FUN IN NEW YORK CITY

Beach Opening- Saturday, May 25 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week Place:...

May 6, 2002

MAY IS BIKE MONTH

Bike Month is the perfect time for Parks to celebrate its 150 miles of completed greenways....

May 3, 2002

NO PHOTO FINISH REQUIRED--PARK’S A WINNER

If you’re a follower of the Chinese calendar, then you certainly know that this is the Year of...

May 2, 2002

HISTORIC HOUSE TRUST RECEIVES $500,000 GRANT

On Saturday, April 20, 2002, Governor George Pataki announced that the Historic House Trust of...

April 12, 2002

EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY AT PARKS

On Sunday, April 21, the Central Park Conservancy and the Urban Park Rangers invite you to...

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

  • Sat
    Sunny
    62°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    55°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    58°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    59°F

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