Rockaway Park, Queens
PlaNYC Project Overview
Located along a mile-long stretch of beach at the eastern end of the Rockaway peninsula, the Rockaway regional park project area includes park property that was never fully developed. The PlaNYC initiative presents the opportunity to make the most of the beachfront setting to provide much needed park facilities for the rapidly growing residential community.
Mike Breaks Ground on PlaNYC Regional Park in Far Rockaway
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, joined by children from P.S. 43, today broke ground on the fourth of eight regional parks proposed under PlaNYC, the City’s long-term plan for a greener, greater New York. The regional parks address the need for open space and more recreational facilities for an expanding population. The park in Far Rockaway – from Beach 28th Street to Beach 32nd Street and Beach 11th Street to Beach 17th Street – will include the construction of $28.3 million in new and completely renovated recreational facilities covering 13 acres. The park will encourage year-round community use including a performance venue and lawn area, a variety of sports courts, a synthetic turf football field, and a skate park and climbing wall. The Mayor was joined by State Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Assembly Member Audrey Pheffer and Council Member James Sanders, who provided $2 million for the project.