Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project

Last Updated March 30, 2016

The next phase of work to restore Rockaway Beach is to complete the design of and build a more resilient boardwalk, dunes, access points, and other protective structures.

Rockaway Beach Overview

After Hurricane Sandy, more than $140 million was invested to repair and restore Rockaway Beach. As part of this work, led by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the NYC Department of Design and Construction, intact sections of boardwalk were repaired, damaged beach buildings were renovated with new boardwalk islands constructed around them, public restrooms and lifeguard stations were installed to replace destroyed facilities, and interim shoreline protection and anti-erosion measures were created.

Second Phase of Improvements

Even with a successful beach season and a better-protected peninsula, the recovery of Rockaway Beach is only beginning. NYCEDC is now working with the Rockaway community, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a second phase of improvements that will provide more long-term protection for Rockaway. Among these improvements are the construction of a new, more resilient boardwalk that features various coastal protection structures such as a sand retaining wall, a dune “betterment” which will increase the overall height of the Army Corps dune, sand infill underneath the new boardwalk, dune plantings, and other sand retention measures. With elevated, steel-reinforced concrete and multiple layers of protection, including approximately six miles of retaining walls and planted dunes, the design is being rethought to make it sturdier and better able to withstand future hurricanes.

For construction updates, community meeting information, presentation downloads, and all other inquiries regarding the Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project, check the dedicated NYC Parks website.

Getting Involved

Join the Team Rebuilding the Rockaway Boardwalk

For Individuals:

All currently available jobs for the Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction project will be posted to the project's job board. Check back often as jobs are posted as they are needed.

For Businesses:

At this time, the RFQ deadline has passed and firms have been selected. The construction management company will issue a series of requests for proposals to the prequalified firms that responded to the RFQ. There are still opportunities available in the second-tier, subcontractor level. You may view the list of prequalified firms to network with firms and learn more about the subcontracting opportunities available.

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