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Cedar Creek Park

Seaford, Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue
On-site staff: Yes

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Cedar Creek Park has been part of the County park system since 1975 and is located in the southeast part of Nassau County, in Seaford. This 259-acre park offers the following activities:

The large playground at Cedar Creek has been named "Best of Long Island" by the Long Island Press.

Athletics/Physical Activities:

  • There are eight tennis courts (Leisure Pass required for reservations);
  • eight handball/paddleball courts;
  • and two basketball courts.
  • Athletic fields include two softball fields and four soccer fields (permits required). Multipurpose fields are used for football and lacrosse (by permit)
  • There are 1.5-mile and 1-mile paths that can be used for jogging or walking, as well as a bicycle path.


  • In December 2006, the playground at Cedar Creek was named "Best Playground of Long Island " by Long Island Press, the weekly newspaper. Previously, the playground was judged by News 12 Long Island viewers as the best on Long Island.
  • Unreserved picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; three reserved picnic areas can accommodate 100 people (Leisure Pass required). For more information, see "News & Events" below.
  • A roller rink is open year-round and is available for charter, weather permitting.
  • Sled hills are open during January and February, weather permitting.

Dog run:

  • A dog run includes separate areas for big and small dogs; it is located just down from the park's administration building. Please note that dogs are not allowed in any County parks or preserves, with the exception of the dog runs.

Other Activities:

  • There is a regulation-sized archery range open to the public, dawn to dusk seven days a week, year-round. Archers must bring their own equipment, but the range is free and varies from 25 yards to 100 yards in length.
  • An aerodrome field designed for radio-controlled model airplane hobbyists is available and regularly hosts model-aircraft shows. An "Academy of Aeronautics" card is required for a permit (call 571-7470).


Take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 27 South (Wantagh Parkway). Exit off the Wantagh Parkway at W6 (Merrick Road East). Continue down Merrick Road for approximately half-mile and look for the park entrance on your right.