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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 4 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkTribute Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this park is closed until further notice.

BeachesRockaway 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.


BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Work is starting on the Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project. Read our April 2014 update for more information.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

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.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

  • Sun
    Sunny
    55°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    58°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    62°F
  • Wed
    Partly Sunny
    59°F

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