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Active Parks

The Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums manages more than 30 parks. These include “Active” parks, which are large, offer diverse activities, are heavily used by the public and tend to have full-time, on-site staff. “Passive” parks, which are far smaller and limited to local usage, in many cases consisting of a single athletic field or small “green” area.

Generally, Active parks are open from early morning until dusk, with late hours in the summer and later hours for particular winter activities such as ice skating. Please call individual parks for the schedule of hours. Click on the name of a park below for more information about the activities and attractions available.

North Shore

Christopher Morley Park provides a range of recreational activities and beautiful hiking trails.

Christopher Morley Park
Roslyn-North Hills, Searingtown Road; centrally located north of the Long Island Expressway
On Site Staff:Yes

A beautiful 98-acre park, Christopher Morley provides facilities for a range of athletic activities, including swimming, basketball
and baseball. In
addition, there is a
9-hole golf course,
nature trails, a popular outdoor ice skating rink and a basin for model-boat enthusiasts.


Central Nassau

Cantiague Park
Hicksville, West John Street east of Cantiague Rock Road; centrally located off the Northern State Parkway
On Site Staff:Yes

This 127-acre park offers an excellent and large swimming complex and a terrific indoor ice-skating rink that has played host to Olympic skaters. Visitors can enjoy a range of other outdoor athletic and family activities at this popular and centrally located park.

The magnificent Veterans Memorial in Eisenhower Park pays tribute to those who have served the country.

Eisenhower Park
East Meadow, Merrick and Stewart avenues; centrally located between the north and south shores
Phone: 516-572-0348

Golf Course: 516-572-0327

On Site Staff:Yes

The jewel of Nassau County’s park system and centrally located in East Meadow, Eisenhower provides 930 acres of activities, including three outstanding 18-hole golf courses; a world-class Aquatic Center with a fitness room and a comprehensive schedule of activities and classes; athletic fields and tennis courts; picnic areas; miniature golf; a batting cage; playgrounds; summertime entertainment at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre and a restaurant.


South Shore

Bay Park
East Rockaway, First Avenue; located in the Southwest corner of Nassau County
On Site Staff:In season

Bordered by the East Rockaway Channel on the east and Hewlett Bay on the south and west, Bay Park offers 96 scenic acres dedicated to a range of athletic and family activities.


Cedar Creek Park
Seaford, Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue; located in the Southeast part of Nassau County
On Site Staff:Yes

With Seaman’s Creek on its southern border and East Bay beyond, and with Cedar Creek bisecting its center, 259-acre Cedar Creek Park provides a lovely setting along with an assortment of recreational activities. The park has some of Nassau County’s more unique facilities and a playground judged by News 12 Long Island viewers as the best on Long Island.

Centennial Park
Roosevelt, Centennial Avenue and Babylon Turnpike; centrally located near the South Shore
On Site Staff:Yes

A 2-acre community resource, this newly renovated park provides a variety of recreational activities, including a new state-of-the-art playground, a dozen basketball hoops and two new color-coated tennis courts. In addition, there are paddleball and handball courts, table games, water sprinklers in season and picnic tables. The beautifully renovated basketball courts feature fiberglass backboards and color-coated courts. Basketball legend Julius Erving ("Doctor J"), who grew up in the area, played ball at these courts as a youngster.

Cow Meadow Park
Freeport, South Main Street near Ann Drive South; centrally located on the South Shore
On Site Staff:Yes

Located at the end of South Main Street and bordered by the Freeport Creek, Cow Meadow is a 171-acre park and preserve that offers athletic fields and courts, together with a nature preserve and a new marina.

Children enjoy the spray pool at Grant Park.

Grant Park
Hewlett, Broadway and Sheridan Avenue; located in the Southwest part of Nassau County
On Site Staff:Yes

This beautiful 35-acre park nestled in a residential area provides family and athletic activities, including a roller and ice-skating rink, ballfields, picnic areas, playgrounds and fishing in the park lake.




Inwood Park
Inwood, end of Bayview Avenue; located in the Southwest corner of Nassau County
On Site Staff:In season

Surrounded by water, this 16-acre park provides a pleasant setting for several athletic and

family activities.


Nickerson Beach Park
Lido, 880 Lido Boulevard; located on Long Beach by the Atlantic Ocean
On Site Staff:In season

Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, this 121-acre park offers the lure of beaches and waves but also provides a number of additional opportunities for fun, including new athletic courts, two pools, a new playground and skateboard facility.


North Woodmere's large swimming complex includes activities for adults and children.

North Woodmere Park
North Woodmere, Branch Boulevard and Hungry Harbor Road; located in the Southwest corner of Nassau County
On Site Staff:Yes

This 150-acre park is surrounded by water and offers a range of seasonal and year-round activities.




Rev. Arthur Mackey Sr. Park
Roosevelt, Lakeside Drive and Washington Road; centrally located near the South Shore

On Site Staff:Yes

A beautiful 27-acre site,

Rev. Arthur Mackey Park combines numerous recreational facilities, including a new playground, with a peaceful lake surrounded by benches.

Wantagh Park
Wantagh, 1 King Road, just south of Merrick Road; located in the Southeast part of Nassau County
On Site Staff:Yes

A long, narrow 111-acre park bordered on the south by Flat Creek with East Bay beyond, Wantagh has a wide range of attractions, from a swimming complex to ballfields and tennis courts to a boating marina and launch ramp.