Whether you are a first time visitor or frequent park user, there is always something new and exciting to see in our parks.  Come enjoy the outdoors and all nature has to offer; hike a trail, paddle around the bay, take in some sun on the beach and visit one of the many historic sites in our parks. 

In 2017, the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy launched an events and activities mapping tool allowing visitors to explore our parks, and find out what events and activities are taking place in each park.  The map can be accessed by the public below or by visiting the external link here.

Do you have an event taking place in one of our parks and would like to add it to the map? Please send your event information to us here and we will proudly post your event.

Public Transportation

Fort Tilden & Jacob Riis Park

  • Alexis Van Linesalexisvanlines.com 
    Weekends and holidays June through September; advance reservations recommended; weekdays upon request
     

  • NYCBeachBus : nycbeachbus.com 
    Weekends and holidays only June through September; advance reservations recommended
     

  • American Princess Ferry to Riis Landing: americanprincesscruises.com 
    Weekends and holidays only May through September
     

  • 2/5 train to Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College stop + Q35 busmta.info 
    5 train weekdays only
     

  • 'A' train Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue Branch to Broad Channel stop + Rockaway Park Shuttle to Rockaway Park/Beach 116 Street + Q22 busmta.info 
     

  • Q35 or Q22 busmta.info 
     

Rockaway Beach

  • NYC Ferry: www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/rockaway/ 
    Weekday and weekend ferry service throughout the year from Rockaway (108th Street) to Bay Ridge, BRooklyn, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Pier 11 (Wall Street, Manhattan); free shuttle operates across the Rockaway peninsula. 

  • Alexis Van Linesalexisvanlines.com 
    Weekends and holidays June through September; advance reservations recommended; weekdays upon request

  • NYCBeachBusnycbeachbus.com 
    Weekends and holidays only May through September; advance reservations recommended

  • 'A' train Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue Branch for stops from Beach 67 Street to Far Rockaway or + Rockaway Park Shuttle at Broad Channel for stops from Beach 90 Street to Beach 116 Street: mta.info 
     

  • J/Z train to Woodhaven Boulevard/Jamaica Avenue stop + Q53 or Q21 busmta.info
     

  • Q53, Q53, Q22, QM16 busmta.info
     

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

  • 'A' train Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue Branch to Broad Channel stop + Q52 or Q53 busmta.info
     

  • J/Z train to Woodhaven Boulevard/Jamaica Avenue stop + Q52 or Q53 busmta.info

Cars and Other Vehicles

Fort Tilden is located at Rockaway Point Boulevard at Heinzelman Road.  Driving directions are available at http://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk is located between Beach 3 Street and Beach 153 Street. Driving directions are available at http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rockawaybeach/ 

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is located off Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel. Driving directions are available at http://www.nyharborparks.org/visit/jaba.html

 

Parking

Parking at Fort Tilden is limited. Additional parking is available at nearby Riis Beach for $10 per vehicle (free after 6:00 PM). 

There are free parking lots at Rockaway Beach between Beach 11 Street and Beach 15 Street and at Beach 95 Street. Street parking is limited.

Free parking is available at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.