Rockaway Beach councilwoman vows to ‘keep pushing’ for full ocean access amid ongoing resilience construction


NYC Parks revealed its plan for the closures along Rockaway Beach this summer due to the ongoing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) coastal resiliency construction project to address severe erosion and flooding.

According to Parks officials, there will be no access from Beach 92nd Street to Beach 95th Street when the summer swimming season gets underway on Memorial Day weekend through to July 15. Access along Beach 109th Street through Beach 111th Street will also be closed off to the public until July 15, when the closure is extended to Beach 112th Street through September.