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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Highlights

Carmine Carro Community Center

Located at the northern side of Marine Park on Fillmore Avenue, the Carmine Carro Community Center opened on March 1, 2013. The facility honors Carmine Carro (1935 –… Read More

Dr. John’s Playground

This playground honors Dr. John Elefterakis (1959-1997), a graduate of adjacent Public School 277, and a man dedicated to the Gerritsen Beach community. Dr. John, as he… Read More

Firefighter Christopher Bopp Triangle

Christopher Michael Bopp was born in Queens, New York on March 7, 1971. Several years after his birth, he and his family moved to East 31st Street in Brooklyn. There he… Read More

Four Sparrow Marsh - Invasive Phragmites

As one of the 20 most invasive plants in New York State, phragmites ( Phragmites australis ), also known as the common reed or “phrag,” have become a… Read More

Four Sparrow Marsh - Salt Marshes in New York City Parks

Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants that would otherwise contaminate our bays and… Read More

Four Sparrow Marsh Preserve

Named by naturalists Ron and Jean Bourque, Four Sparrow Marsh Preserve is home to four native species which require undisturbed marshland for nesting: Sharptailed,… Read More

Fresh Creek Park - Invasive Phragmites

As one of the 20 most invasive plants in New York State, phragmites (Phragmites australis), also known as the common reed or "phrag," have become a ubiquitous… Read More

Fresh Creek Park - Salt Marshes in New York City Parks

Salt marshes play a critical role in the support of human life, acting as natural filtration systems by trapping pollutants that would otherwise contaminate our bays and… Read More

Gerritsen Ballfields

Gerritsen Beach is part of the greater neighborhood of Marine Park, and takes its name from Dutch colonist Wolphert Gerritsen, one of the first settlers of the land.… Read More

Gerritsen Creek

Marine Park occupies the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay. The bay itself was formed over the past five thousand years, as ocean currents deposited strips of sand along… Read More

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Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsBeach 17th Street Playground

The playground is temporarily closed so that the fences may receive a new coat of paint and will be reopened as soon as the paint dries. NYC Parks appreciates your patience as we work to improve our playgrounds.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2017

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Rockaway Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

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