3rd Day in Rockaway: Running on the new boardwalk
I’ve spent a ton of time running in Central Park, Prospect Park and around various parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan but my New York City running experiences had been limited to these parks or streets. Today I decided to go from a run with a beach view on the newly opened boardwalk section. Though much of the (then wooden) boardwalk was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy the Parks Department has been working hard to restore it – and their $200 million efforts have paid off with beautiful new (concrete) boardwalks along key beach front areas.
Use this map to get a visual of the beach/boardwalk and also zoom in on accessible water fountains. While the boardwalks don’t all connect you can use the car free bike/walk lane on the road parallel to the beach to extend your mileage.
By Sarah Knapp