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Conch Playground

Beach 49 St. bet. Elizabeth Ave. and Beach Channel Dr.


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

A Conch is a marine snail (Gastropodmollusks) of the subclass Prosobranchia, which feeds on plant matter in warm waters. This explains its prevalence on the Atlantic coast, where conches are found as far away as Brazil, as well as in Rockaway. The queen conch (Strombus gigas) has an attractive shell, with a pink tinge on the opening into the first whorl of the shell giving it commercial value as an ornament. Some conches are also harvested for their edible meat.

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Directions to Conch Playground

  • Conch Playground (PS 105)
  • Conch Playground (PS 105)

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