Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
Second Annual Earth Day Rockaway Plants Knowledge And FunIMMEDIATE
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Parks & Recreation and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance hosted the second annual Earth Day Rockaway 2008, an event to raise awareness about what people can do to help protect the environment.
"If knowledge is a seed, Earth Day Rockaway is the water that helps the tree of green knowledge grow," said Commissioner Benepe. "As 'New York's Greenest,' Parks employees teach others about environmental awareness in a way that's fun and easy to understand. The partnership with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance has helped us put on this exciting and educational family event for the second year and their support is essential."
Free activities included face-painting, kite-building and a chance to build a solar race car! Attendees checked out the American Museum of Natural History's mobile museum, Lego league robots, inflatable sculptures and performances by the Green Circus. WKTU provided music for all participants.
CONTACT: Jama Adams/Trish Bertuccio (212) 360-1311
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
- This Weekend In Parks
- Army Corps Awards $26.4 Million Second Sand Pumping Contract For Post-Sandy Rockaway Beach Restoration As First Contract Sand Starts Pumping
- New Bicycle And Kayak Rental Concession Selected For Jamaica Bay
- 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