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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

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Skate Park

Skate Park

Season 1, Summer 2006
Parks designers collaborated with local teens to create Staten Island's first skate Park.

Cricket

Cricket

Season 1, Summer 2006
Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in the city.

Surfing at Rockaway Beach

Surfing at Rockaway Beach

Season 1, Summer 2006

Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

Season 2, Summer 2006
in order to protect this threatened species, native to the New York area, sections of Rockaway Beach are closed to pedestrians during the spring and summer when the birds are nesting.

Kayaking on Jamaica Bay

Kayaking on Jamaica Bay

Season 3, Summer 2007
Members of the Sebago Canoe Club guide first-time kayakers out on the bay, free of charge.

Beekeeping at the Salt Marsh Nature Center

Beekeeping at the Salt Marsh Nature Center

Season 1, Summer 2006
Entomology is one of the courses offered in the Urban Park Rangers' Natural Classroom series. At the Marine Park Nature Center in Brooklyn, the program incorporates the center's beehives.

It's My Park Minute: Rockaway Beach Tennis

It's My Park Minute: Rockaway Beach Tennis


 A sport debuts at Rockaway Beach for the opening of 2011 beach season.
Produced by Adrian Sas

It's My Park: Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

It's My Park: Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach


 Piping Plovers, an endangered species of shorebird, lay their eggs, hatch and fledge at a section of Rockaway Beach reserved just for them which is protected by the Urban Park Rangers. 

Produced by Adrian Sas

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