Jacob Riis Park

Queens, NY

Part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, this park on the Rockaway peninsula features one mile of beach and boardwalk, a pitch and putt golf course, and a public pool. The park also offers facilities for softball, baseball, football, rugby, paddleball and handball.

Jacob Riis Park is a popular beach recreation area that features a guarded swimming area, food services and restrooms. The famous bathhouse, boardwalk and outdoor clock have been New York City landmarks since the 1930's.

The park is named after the crusading journalist who worked for better recreation and housing (Riis lived in Richmond Hill). The park's bathhouse and outdoor clock have been city landmarks since the 1930s, and the entire park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Parking is available; a fee is charged during the summer.

Activities:swimming, golf, softball, baseball, football, rugby, paddleball, handballAttractions:beach, boardwalkFor more information:Chief Ranger, Gateway NRA (718) 318-4340

Information from National Park Service web site

Friends of Gateway National Recreation Area