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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Highlights

Paerdegat Basin 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… Read More

Playground 278

This playground is named for the adjacent J.H.S. 278, also known as the Marine Park School. Marine Park surrounds the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay. The bay is one of… Read More

Rocco Torre Ballfields

These ballfields were dedicated in memory of Rocco Torre (1927-1996), veteran police officer and baseball lover, by Mayor Giuliani on August 15, 1997. The fields were… Read More

Rockaway Beach

The origins of the name Rockaway Peninsula are closely related to the language of the Delaware and Chippewa Native Americans. Linguistic experts recognize both… Read More

Rockaway Doughboy Statue

This monument honors 17 servicemen from the local community who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving their country during World War I. The statue depicts a bronze… Read More

Salt Marshes in New York City - Idlewild Park

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

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Brant Point

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

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Dubos Point

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

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Jamaica Bay Park

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

Salt Marshes in New York City Parks - Spring Creek Park

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

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

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BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Rockaway Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

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