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August 15, 2013

Army Corps Awards $26.4 Million Second Sand Pumping Contract For Post-Sandy Rockaway Beach Restoration As First Contract Sand Starts Pumping

Sand pumping began earlier this week and is part of first of two contracts Second contract...

August 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg And Secretary Jewell Announce Agreement On New Science And Resilience Institute As Part Of Cooperative Management Of 10,000 Acres Of City, Federal Parks In And Around Jamaica Bay

CUNY Will Lead Intensive Research Program at New Institute; New Jamaica Bay–Rockaway...

July 17, 2013

Volunteers and City Interns Paint Longest Mural in NYC in the Rockaways on Day of Service

NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White joined NYC Service’s Chief Service Officer...

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...

November 12, 2010

Queens Parks Employees Shine at "Best of Parks" Awards

Landscape Designers, Carpenters, Blacksmiths and More Honored at Ceremony

September 28, 2010

Kudos For A Rockaway Parkie

A visitor to Rockaway Beach found that it wasn't exactly how he had remembered it from his...

May 28, 2010

Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season in New York City

New York City’s beaches will open to the public this Saturday, May 29, with lifeguards on...

August 28, 2009

Parks Urges Beachgoers to Exercise Caution Due to Tropical Storm Danny

Closures are possible this weekend due to high waves, heavy surf, and rip currents.

May 22, 2009

Lifeguard chair on a beach

Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season in New York City

The City’s beaches will open to the public this Saturday, May 23, with lifeguards on duty...

Directions to Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

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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