Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
July 13, 2004
New York City is steamy in summer, but Parks & Recreation’s 14 miles of public beaches,...
July 1, 2004
They may not wrestle 12-foot alligators like Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, but the Urban Park...
June 9, 2004
Commissioner Adrian Benepe kicked off a weekend celebration of New York City’s park nature...
April 20, 2004
On Friday, April 16, with the sun in the sky and warmth in the air, Parks & Recreation and...
March 24, 2004
Six times a year, Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of Parks & Recreation and City...
March 10, 2004
As most New Yorkers begin looking forward to spring’s arrival, the City is already preparing for...
March 8, 2004
On Friday, the Plant focused on two of the initiatives addressed in Commissioner Adrian Benepe’s...
December 2, 2003
Each season as the temperature get colder, New Yorkers and holiday tourists bundle up in wool...
November 19, 2003
On Friday, November 14, over 300 adults and children from local civic associations, schools,...
October 17, 2003
If you ask any bocce player, he or she will attest that bocce is one of greatest sports around....
Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Due to construction, Beach 118th - Beach 126th Streets are closed to swimming until July. Beaches are fully open at Beach 86th Street, Beach 97th Street, Beach 106th Street, and Beach 112th - Beach 117th Streets.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016
Marine Park's tennis courts will be closed for the season due to construction.
Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather
- Yoga on the Beach
- NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park
- Torrey Botanical Society Field Trip: Tour the Wilder Side of Marine Park
- Ranger's Choice: Idlewild Birding by Canoe Excursion (advanced)
- Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Bocce Courts
- Cricket Fields
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Handball Courts
- Hiking Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Model Aircraft Fields
- Nature Centers
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Roller Hockey
- Skate Parks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots