Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
Parks Urges Beachgoers To Exercise Caution Due To Tropical Storm Danny
Friday, August 28, 2009
The Parks Department recommends that beachgoers exercise caution at all city beaches due to the approaching Tropical Storm Danny.
“As weather conditions are changing quickly, it is essential that New Yorkers be extremely cautious at our beaches,” said Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “As always, beachgoers must obey the instructions of lifeguards, Police and other Parks and security personnel.”
“Fortunately, it looks like New York City won’t see the worst of Danny, but that does not mean we should let our guard down,” said OEM Commissioner Joseph Bruno. “I encourage all New Yorkers to stay informed and take extra care this weekend, particularly along the coast and at our beaches.”
According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Danny is expected to become a level 1 Hurricane starting Friday night. While there is still some forecast uncertainty, the storm appears to be moving eastward over the Atlantic.
We remind beachgoers to swim only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and only in areas protected by lifeguards. Swimmers must never enter the water when lifeguards are not on duty.
Impacts from Danny may include heavy surf, rip currents, coastal erosion, and minor coastal flooding. The coastal impact may result in temporary restrictions, including requirements that swimmers remain in shallow waters, and closures at city beaches during this weekend
The public is advised to call 311 or visit our website at www.nyc.gov/parks for information before heading to the beach.
CONTACT: Phil Abramson (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
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Beach 9 Playground
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Rockaway Community Park
Spring Creek Park