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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

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

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    Sunny
    74°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    76°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    69°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    75°F

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