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Renovated Rockaway Beach Park to be Unveiled

By Nigel Chiwaya | July 17, 2012 4:01pm
Beach 30th Street features a new pavilion.
Beach 30th Street features a new pavilion.
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FAR ROCKAWAY — The city Parks Department will take the wraps off the newly-renovated Rockaway Beach park, complete with a sleek, new pavilion.

Several other enhancements have been made to the park in Far Rockaway, including transforming a large asphalt parking lot near Beach 19th Street into a lawn.

New trees have also been planted, and several enhancements and protections have been made to the area's sand dunes.

In addition, a new comfort station will be unveiled at the Beach 30th Street pavilion, which now features stone-shaped seats and a large white roof that the architect, WXY Architecture and Urban Design, says is reminiscent of gull wings and rippling fabrics.

The Parks Department says that an official ribbon-cutting will be held, but no official date has been set.