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March 11, 2013

NYC Parks Joins The National Park Service To Issue Requests For Proposals For Kayaking And Canoeing, Bike Rental, And Food Concessions For Jamaica Bay And The Rockaway Peninsula

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation joins the National Park Service (NPS) to...

March 4, 2013

Carmine Carro Community Center Opens In Marine Park

New facility honors former President of the Marine Park Civic Association and will offer health...

December 6, 2012

Back In The Swing Of Things

The playground at Beach 30th Street in the Rockaways has seen its share of difficult times during...

August 7, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Rockaway Park After $30 Million PlaNYC Renovation

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe yesterday cut the ribbon on the...

August 6, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Rockaway Park After $30 Million Renovation As Part Of PlaNYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2012 No. 289 www.nyc.gov MAYOR BLOOMBERG OPENS ROCKAWAY...

July 17, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg And Secretary Salazar Join Forces To Cooperatively Manage 10,000 Acres Of City, Federal Parks In And Around Jamaica Bay

The National Park Service and NYC Parks announces improved access and a seamless park experience...

June 15, 2012

Canarsie Skate Park Unboxed After Major Renovations

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined City Council Member Lew Fidler, State Assembly...

October 20, 2011

The Great Urban Outdoor Event Introduces Youth To Fun, Service And Green Careers

The goal of The Great Urban Outdoor Event is to "engage, educate and employ" youth in and around...

October 17, 2011

The Great Urban Outdoor Event Introduces Youth To Fun, Service, Green Careers At Two NYC Parks

About 600 youth representing New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Boy Scouts...

May 9, 2011

Thousands of Trees Planted at MillionTreesNYC Spring Volunteer Event

On April 30, volunteers pitched in to plant more than 20,000 trees in five parks citywide.

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

For your safety, the beach is closed from Beach 91st Street to Beach 102nd Street due to erosion. Other areas of the beach remain open, along with the entire boardwalk, all concessions, and restrooms. The closest beach access is available at Beach 86th and Beach 103rd Streets.

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