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March 17, 2009

Idlewild Park

Park of the Month: Idlewild Park -- Get your paddles ready!

As one of the largest remaining saltwater marshes in Queens, the 160-acre Idlewild Park gives...

September 5, 2008

This Weekend In Parks

Read on for an assortment of free, fun, family activities in parks this weekend!

June 18, 2008

Detail of Rendering of the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park

Building Parks’ First Green Building

Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park to have "green" design.

May 27, 2008


Which Way to the Beach?

Over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend, more than 228,000 New Yorkers visited the City’s beaches.

May 23, 2008

Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season in New York City

New York City's beaches open for fun in the sun!

May 3, 2008


Free activities included face-painting, kite-building and a chance to build a solar race car!...

October 1, 2007

Queens Residents Win Championship At Parks’ 13Th Annual Citywide Bocce Tournament

More than 300 bocce players from all over the City and State competed in parks in all five...

September 26, 2007

Launch Of A New Canoe & Kayak Launch!

On Saturday, September 22, the new kayak and canoe launch opened at Idlewild Park Preserve. Part...

September 22, 2007

Idlewild Kayak Launch Invites Paddlers To Explore Jamaica Bay

Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined Assembly Member Michele Titus, Council Member James...

September 14, 2007

This Weekend In Parks

Manhattan Journey to Fort Washington Park this Saturday, September 15, between 12 p.m. and 5...

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Know Before You Go

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Rockaway Beach is closed between Beach 38th Street and Beach 57th Street to accommodate the nesting areas of several endangered and threatened shorebird species. To learn more, please visit our Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area page.

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