Bayswater Park

Dwight Ave., Seagirt Blvd. bet. Beach 38 St. and Bay 32 St.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Jules Michaelis was the foremost local leader in the efforts to get the park built.

- Parks Commissioner August Heckscher, January 22, 1969

This park is named, in part, for Jules Michaelis (1893-1968), a long-time caterer and civic leader in the Rockaways. For 16 years he served as president of the Wavecrest Civic Association, and was also a member of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce and the Borough President’s Committee on Aviation. He was also a leader in the efforts to develop Bayswater Park. The community felt a need for more recreation space and better facilities, and Michaelis was particularly interested in creating a quality baseball diamond so that students from Far Rockaway High School would have a place to play.

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KIM Bayswater Park

The Kids in Motion program engages children in active, outdoor play. An NYC Parks staff member leads four to seven...

Directions to Bayswater Park

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