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October 7, 2014

De Blasio Administration Launches Community Parks Initiative To Build More Inclusive And Equitable Park System

$130 million investment to re-create 35 parks in communities with greatest need;...

June 23, 2014

More Than 30,000 New Yorkers Celebrate The Outdoors At Tenth Anniversary Of Adventures NYC

For the first time, the event expands to a second day in Brooklyn’s Marine Park On...

April 10, 2014

MTNYC KNICKS TREE PLANTING IN JAMAICA BAY PARK

MillionTreesNYC and PwC New York Team Up With the New York Knicks to Plant 1,500 Trees in Jamaica...

October 18, 2013

This Weekend In Parks

MillionTreesNYC Spring Planting Day Saturday, October 19, 2013 Approximately 2,000 volunteers...

August 15, 2013

Army Corps Awards $26.4 Million Second Sand Pumping Contract For Post-Sandy Rockaway Beach Restoration As First Contract Sand Starts Pumping

Sand pumping began earlier this week and is part of first of two contracts Second contract...

June 4, 2013

New Bicycle And Kayak Rental Concession Selected For Jamaica Bay

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation joins the National Park Service (NPS) to...

June 4, 2013

NYC Parks Joins The National Park Service In Announcing New Bicycle And Kayak Rental Concession For Jamaica

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation joins the National Park Service (NPS) to...

May 16, 2013

NYC Parks, In Partnership With National Park Service, Launches Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Restoration Corps

Corps Members to Restore Woodlands, Wetlands and Parkland Damaged by Hurricane Sandy NYC...

March 11, 2013

NYC Parks Joins The National Park Service To Issue Requests For Proposals For Kayaking And Canoeing, Bike Rental, And Food Concessions For Jamaica Bay And The Rockaway Peninsula

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation joins the National Park Service (NPS) to...

March 4, 2013

Carmine Carro Community Center Opens In Marine Park

New facility honors former President of the Marine Park Civic Association and will offer health...

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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
    Rain
    61°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    56°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chc Rain
    62°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    65°F

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