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Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

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Skate Park

Skate Park

Season 1, Summer 2006
Parks designers collaborated with local teens to create Staten Island's first skate Park.

Surfing at Rockaway Beach

Surfing at Rockaway Beach

Season 1, Summer 2006

Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

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.

It's My Park Minute: Rockaway Beach Tennis

It's My Park Minute: Rockaway Beach Tennis


 A sport debuts at Rockaway Beach for the opening of 2011 beach season.
Produced by Adrian Sas

It's My Park: Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

It's My Park: Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach


 Piping Plovers, an endangered species of shorebird, lay their eggs, hatch and fledge at a section of Rockaway Beach reserved just for them which is protected by the Urban Park Rangers. 

Produced by Adrian Sas

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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