All NYRP community gardens hold a minimum of 20 open hours per week. Please check the bulletin board at the garden for times and details.
Established in 1992, Seagirt Boulevard Community Garden is well-used by community members to grow and raise a variety of fresh vegetables and produce. Each summer and fall, local families harvest large amounts of tomatoes, peanuts, collard greens, pepper and corn – providing healthy meals and replenishing seasonal food supplies. The garden is an important source of fresh produce for many residents. It also serves as a popular location to host barbecues and picnics within a short walk of the Atlantic Ocean.
After being nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in late 2012, NYRP completed an overhaul and rapid restoration of the garden during the early days of 2013. The storm completely submerged the outdoor space with several feet of storm water, breaking, soiling and wiping out the structures within the garden. Thanks to support from TD Bank, over the span of a few weeks, NYRP built 21 new planting beds, reconstructed a garden path, added aggregate, repaired fencing and replaced patio furniture—restoring the site just in time for the spring planting season.
Read and watch “Restoring the Rockaways” on PBS’ “Need to Know” to learn more about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the resilience of NYRP’s Seagirt Boulevard Community Garden.