Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
Parks & Recreation Breaks Ground On New Seba PlaygroundPARKS & RECREATION BREAKS GROUND ON NEW SEBA PLAYGROUND
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel was joined by City Council Member Lewis A. Fidler, State Senator Martin Golden, Assembly Member Alan Maisel, and third graders from PS 277 to break ground on the construction of Seba Playground at Marine Park in Brooklyn. Funding for the $1,275,000 project has been allocated by Mayor Bloomberg, City Council Member Fidler, and Borough President Markowitz.
“Today, we begin the process of creating Seba Playground, a new, multi-use play area for children of all ages, with a tot playground, volleyball court, kickball court, and a skate park,” said Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “This groundbreaking represents a continued investment in Marine Park, and in improving the lives of Brooklyn residents. Parks & Recreation has completed $112 million in capital improvements in Brooklyn’s parks since 2002, with $110 million currently in design or construction.”
Marine Park in Brooklyn will undergo renovations to build the new Seba Playground. Parks seeks to create this recreational area to provide a new active play space: while the tot playground will attract adventurous young children to come outside and play, the additional sports facilities will bring together older children and adults to engage in physical activity.
Breaking ground for Seba Playground is another example of a continuing trend of renovations to Marine Park. Marine Park surrounds the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay and for over the past 60 years, portions of the Park have been improved with recreational facilities, while others have been conserved to protect wildlife and plant life.
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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.
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