Jamaica Bay Park
Mott Basin to the City Line
Queens, 11096, 11430, 11691
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Jamaica Bay is an 18,000-acre wetland estuary surrounded by the Rockaway Peninsula to the South, Brooklyn to the West, and Queens to the East. Comprising an area almost equal to the size of Manhattan, the bay consists of numerous islands, a labyrinth of waterways, meadowlands, and two freshwater ponds. The wetlands provide a unique environment for both wildlife preservation and urban recreation. Enclosed by the Rockaway Peninsula and protected from the Atlantic Ocean, the region currently hosts over 325 species of birds, 50 species of butterflies, and 100 species of finfish. A favorite stop for migratory waterfowl, the area is an integral part of the larger, regional ecosystem.
A New Partnership with the National Park Service
On July 17, 2012, the City of New York, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the National Park Service signed an unprecedented agreement to cooperatively manage Jamaica Bay’s 10,000 acres of federal and City-owned public parkland. Under the agreement, City and federal agencies will jointly promote visitation, recreation, education programs, and scientific research, creating a new “jewel in the crown” of the national and City park systems.This innovative partnership will better connect surrounding communities to the natural beauty and history of Jamaica Bay.
Jamaica Bay Science and Resilience Center
The City of New York and the National Park Service are seeking partners to establish a top-tier center to promote the understanding of science and resilience in the urban ecosystem and coastal communities.
Boundary of the Combined Park
Download this map to learn more about the open space and facilities that will be included in the new Jamaica Bay Park partnership.
Discover the history of Jamaica Bay Park
Come see the annual mating ritual of the horseshoe crabs as they come ashore to lay eggs. Also present will be red...
Go in-depth on all of the things to do and see in Jamaica Bay at nycgo.com, the official guide to NYC.
Directions to Jamaica Bay Park
- NYC Parks, In Partnership With National Park Service, Launches Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Restoration Corps
- NYC Parks Joins The National Park Service To Issue Requests For Proposals For Kayaking And Canoeing, Bike Rental, And Food Concessions For Jamaica Bay And The Rockaway Peninsula
- Mayor Bloomberg And Secretary Salazar Join Forces To Cooperatively Manage 10,000 Acres Of City, Federal Parks In And Around Jamaica Bay
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