|Cantiague Park's new artificial turf field accommodates football, soccer and lacrosse, including night games.
Hicksville, West John Street east of Cantiague Rock Road
On-site staff: Yes
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“Youth Soccer Clinic”
6 - 7 PM - $120.00
DATES: May: 7th, 14th, 21st
Clinic: 6 - 7 PM
DATES: May: 3rd, 10th, 17th,
NEWS BRIEF: Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, non-Nassau County residents will be charged a $10 parking fee on weekends.
US Sports Institute’s Multi Sport Camps: Ages 5-12 • Boys & Girls
The US Sports Institute Multi Sports Camp is the original multi sports camp where your child has the opportunity to play up to 16 different sports from around the world in one fun packed week!
With a wide variety of fun filled activities, each USSI Multi Sport camp offers your child a unique insight into the world of sport that they’ll never forget. Designed to inspire learning through a range of physical activities and game; our Multi Sport camps are delivered in a low pressure, yet high energy environment, allowing your child to excelin up to 16 sports.
CANTIAGUE PARK HAS BEEN PART OF the county park system since 1961 and is centrally located in Hicksville, just off the Northern State Parkway and east of the Wantagh State Parkway. When the park opened, it represented the second major park the County managed, in addition to Eisenhower Park, and was a response to the needs of a growing County population. It was also the first park offering a swimming pool and an artificial skating rink. This 127-acre park offers the following activities:
- There are five lighted tennis courts (Leisure Pass and fee required);
- six lighted handball/paddleball courts;
- and three lighted basketball courts.
- Athletic fields, lighted for night play, include four softball fields and four multi-sport fields (two lighted). Soccer, football, lacrosse and rugby are played on the multi-sport fields. All sports fields require permits and fees (Leisure Pass required; call 516-571-7056).
- In the summer of 2008, the park opened a new and beautiful artificial turf field that accommodates football, soccer and lacrosse and is lighted for night play.
- An 18-hole miniature golf course.
- Fees: Leisure Pass holders, $7 for those 13 years of age and older, $4 for seniors with Leisure Pass; non-Leisure Pass holders, $10; $4 for all children (under 13 years of age).
In the event of rain, please call to ensure the course is open.
Hours: Starting at the end of June, hours of operation are 10 am - 9 pm daily. Please call for spring hours.
- A playground provides activities for children of varying ages, from pre-schoolers to teens.
- There are two reserved picnic areas (Leisure Pass required and fee; to reserve, call 516-571-7056) and one non-reserved family area. See more information below under "News & Events."
- Cantiague features a 9-hole, par-30 golf course. The course is 1,878 yards, with holes ranging from 150 yards to 272 yards.
- In addition, the park has an illuminated driving range (fee). Click here for link to Nassau County Golf.
- Cantiague’s indoor ice skating rink is a magnificent facility that is used by recreational skaters and hockey teams. The rink has also played host to Olympic gold medalists such as Nancy Kerrigan, who performed there in 2004, and was the New York Islanders (National Hockey League) practice facility from 1979 to 1992. Skating lessons are available, as is a skate rental. Ice rentals are also available on weekdays until 3 p.m., with fees of $415 per hour for proprietary groups and $325 for nonprofits. The rink also has a snack bar and bleacher seating. A fee is charged at the rink.
- The rink underwent a extensive renovation over the summer of 2010. See information below under "News & Events."
- The swimming pool complex, named by News12 Long Island viewers as the best outdoor swimming facility on Long Island, includes an Olympic-sized pool, two water slides, a diving pool, a “kiddie” pool, a training pool and an interactive water-play area. Lockers, showers and a refreshment area are located near the pool. Fee required, with Leisure Pass holders eligible for a discount.
- Hours: Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Fees (daily): resident adult with Leisure Pass, $7; resident child with Leisure Pass (4-17 years of age), $5; resident senior, disabled, vol. firefighter, ambulance corps auxiliary police, veterans with Leisure Pass $3; non-resident adult, $25, non-resident child, $19.
Family ($225), individual ($90) and senior ($50) memberships are also available. A Leisure Pass is required for residents to receive the resident rate.
- In the gaming area next to the playground, there are shuffleboard courts, a bocci court, and tables with inlaid chess and checker boards.
To reach Cantiague Park, take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 South (Broadway). Take fork (106/107) to West John Street. Turn right onto West John and proceed to Cantiague Park. The entrance is on your right.
Take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 29 North (Hicksville Road). Proceed approximately 3-5 miles into Hicksville. Turn left onto West John Street and proceed to Cantiague Park. The entrance is on your right.
Just Because the Summer Recreation Program is Over, Doesn’t
Mean That Camp Has to End!
New for Summer 2013, we are pleased to announce that we are working with the US Sports Institute to offer 2 weeks of a Sports Camp running August 12-15 and August 19-22. The camps will take place at Cantiague Park in Hicksville or Wantagh Park in Wantagh, 9am-12:30pm for $149 or 9am-3pm for $179, we also have an extended day option for an additional $25 that runs until 5pm.
TOTAL PLAY MULTI SPORTS SUMMER CAMP (age 5 to 12): Experience over 16 different sports from around the world including, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, cricket, floor hockey and more at this camp. Players will receive technical instruction, have the chance to experience the sport in a realistic game situation, and will participate in the exciting USSI World Cup Competition.
Mangano Opens Newly Renovated Ice Skating Rink At Cantiague Park
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano opened Cantiague Park’s indoor ice skating rink after a significant renovation project, which was completed on September 25th. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a free two-hour skating session hosted by the County to kick off the winter skating season.
During the summer, the County began the major renovation project at Cantiague’s rink that includes the installation of new boards and glass partitions, enhanced lighting, a new coat of paint for the stands and an improved drainage system.
“Although the County is facing a tough financial environment, we continue to make sensible investments in our infrastructure and future. In particular, we want to ensure that our parks are properly maintained, given their importance in the lives of residents,” says Mangano. “These improvements will give residents a more beautiful and modern rink to enjoy.”
Over the years, the Cantiague Park ice rink has played host to several Olympians, including Nancy Kerrigan, and also served as a practice facility for the New York Islanders hockey team. Of most importance, each year it serves thousands of residents who use it for private lessons, public skating sessions, parties and hockey leagues.
County Parks Begin Accepting Picnic Reservations on February
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announces that picnic reservations for the coming season may be made at Nassau County parks beginning in February. Reservations can be made for the following parks:
Reservations must be made in person at park locations, and a valid Leisure Pass and appropriate payment (fees depend upon group size) must be presented to obtain a confirmed reservation. Payment can be made by cash, check (made out to “Treasurer of Nassau County”) or credit card (at some locations). “Rain-or-shine” shelter areas are available at Cedar Creek Park, Rev. Arthur Mackey Sr. Park, Nickerson Beach Park and Wantagh Park.
County regulations require that 75% of all picnic participants be Nassau County residents. A special permit is required for the use of alcoholic beverages, and this permit must be purchased at least one week in advance of any reserved or unreserved picnic. To make catering arrangements, patrons must contact the park concessionaire, Dover Caterers, at 516-933-4444, ext. 12 or 16. Picnic reservations must be secured from the individual park before catering can be arranged.
News 12 Long Island Selects Cantiague Park's Ice Skating Rink
as "Best of Long Island"
News 12 Long Island has selected Cantiague Park’s busy indoor ice skating rink as “Best of Long Island,” a selection made on the basis of viewer nominations and surveys. News 12 reporter Elizabeth Hashagen visited the rink on December 27 to interview Park Manager Mark LaMarr as well as skaters, with the story airing on the 24-hour TV news channel on December 29.
A longtime favorite spot for local skaters and youth hockey teams, Cantiague’s indoor ice skating rink has also played host to Olympic gold medalists such as Nancy Kerrigan, who performed there in 2004, and was the New York Islanders (National Hockey League) practice facility from 1979 to 1992.
The rink is open Monday through Sunday (closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day) from September through May and offers approximately 30 hours of public sessions a week, including speed-skating sessions. In addition, the rink has hockey programs, group and private lessons, and figure skating clubs.
Ice rink fees are $5.50 for adults with Leisure Passports and $3.50 for children with Leisure Passports. For patrons without Leisure Passports, the fees are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Seniors, those with disabilities, veterans and volunteer firefighters with Leisure Passports pay a $3 fee. Skate rentals are $4 for each session. Birthday parties may also be arranged during public sessions. For more information, call 516-571-7056.