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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Highlights

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

Sandpiper Playground

This park honors the sandpipers that can be found at nearby Rockaway Beach. These small birds make their way though this area during a long winter migration from their… Read More

The Atlantic Flyway - Idlewild Park

The bald eagle, a national symbol of strength and freedom, was formerly listed as an endangered species. Although this majestic bird no longer nests here, it can still be… Read More

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Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

In order to keep swimmers safe, Rockaway Beach will be closed to swimming this summer in the area between Beach 91st Street and Beach 102nd Street. The concessions and bathrooms at Beach 97th Street will remain open, as will the surfing beach from Beach 88th Street to Beach 91st Street. Please visit other sections of Rockaway Beach as an alternative for swimming and recreation.

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