NYC Parks announces $33 million in renovations for parks and green spaces in Rockaway Peninsula

Surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers rejoice, as this weekend Rockaway Beach officially opens its sandy shores to the public for the season. In addition to catching some waves and soaking up some summer sun Rockaway beachgoers will also soon be able to enjoy new beachfront parks. Last week, New York City Parks announced its plans for just over $33 million in upgrades and new amenities for six new projects on the Rockaway Peninsula coming this summer.

The money is split accordingly between the six projects. Three parks are funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); these specific funds are cost savings from the Rockaway

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