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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

 

Season: Season 2, Summer 2006
in order to protect this threatened species, native to the New York area, sections of Rockaway Beach are closed to pedestrians during the spring and summer when the birds are nesting.

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsBeach 17th Street Playground

The playground is temporarily closed so that the fences may receive a new coat of paint and will be reopened as soon as the paint dries. NYC Parks appreciates your patience as we work to improve our playgrounds.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2017

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Rockaway Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

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