Thank you to all our volunteers. We hope to see you in the spring, and bring a friend.

SCOPE Meeting
photo credit: Richard E. Santaga

Joelle Byrer, Team Leader for Queens, Capital Projects
Melissa Elliot, Landscape Architect, Parks Capital
Portia Dyrenforth, Park Administrator, Rockaways

Bernie Warnock, President, Friends of Tribute Park
Board Members, Friends of Tribute Park

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, members of the Parks Department and Friends of Tribute Park Board had a SCOPE meeting at the park to assess improvements. Capital improvements money, totaling over $600,000, will be provided by FEMA and by Councilman Eric Ulrich’s 
Participatory Budgeting Program.
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9/11/15 Memorial Ceremony Closing Song
video credit: Lance Wagner

Steven Wagner voice. Ariel Acoustics: Dorothy Wagner & Dennis Smith, guitars.

9/11/15 Memorial Ceremony

photo credit: Richard E. Santaga
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Ddendyl Concert
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Borough President Melinda Katz
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Friends of Tribute Park Secretary Dolores Orr
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forward to
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next spring.


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In the days after the WTC attack on September 11, 2001, when it became clear that Rockaway was perhaps the hardest hit community in the city, a group of Rockaway activists sat down to plan a memorial for the locals who died in the attack.
Everybody agreed that the perfect site was a triangle on the bay at Beach 116 Street, an empty lot belonging to the city's Parks Department, from which many Rockaway residents watched the Twin Towers burn and then fall.
On November 6, 2005, after a lot of hard work, the park opened without its signature cupola
which was added five months later.

The Wave, September 2009

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Tribute Park
116-20 Beach Channel Dr Rockaway Park, NY 11694


The park was created to serve as a tribute, not a memorial, to those Rockaway residents who died in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The intention was to provide a place where community members can reflect on their lost loved ones and find comfort to move on with their lives.


Help support Tribute Park. Just click on the Donate button and you will be taken to Paypal. Fill in the unit price ($10, $20, etc.) and click update totals. Use your Paypal account or a credit card. If you prefer, mail your donation to the address at the bottom of the page. Thank you for your support!

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See the 2015
of Tribute Park.

since April 11, 2011

Friends of Tribute Park, Inc.
P.O. Box 940214
Rockaway, N Y 11694


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