Jacob Riis Park

Local nameJacob Riis Park Historic District
LocationQueens, New York City, United States

Jacob Riis Park, also called Jacob A. Riis Park and Riis Park, is a seaside park at the southwestern end of the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. It lies at the foot of the Marine Parkway–Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, adjacent to the east of Fort Tilden, and west of Neponsit and Rockaway Beach. Originally a city-run park under the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, it is currently part of the Jamaica Bay Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area, and is managed by the National Park Service.

Plans emerged for a coastal park located in the Rockaways in the early 20th century, with the property acquired by the city in 1912. Initially called Seaside Park and later Telawana Park, the park was named in 1914 for social journalist Jacob Riis, who advocated for the creation of the park.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Riis_Park

Coordinates 40°33'55.49" N -73°52'28.131" E

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