The Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums provides a wide array of recreational opportunities, some of which require permits:
- Picnic areas may be reserved by obtaining permit directly through the individual Park's themselves. Reservations begin on the first Monday in February each year. View for a listing of Parks.
- Athletic Fields can be obtained by putting your request in a multiple of ways; by email, mail, fax, phone, or in person.
Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums
Attn: Eileen Krieb (field reservations and permits)
East Meadow, NY 11554
You must include the name of your organization or group; the nature of the event; the park requested; the date and time; the expected number of participants; and a contact person with phone and fax numbers and, if possible, an email address.
View a full listing of the informational requirements (PDF) special event permits.
View our new Policy/Procedures for permitting Fields and Facilities with the Nassau County Parks Department.
For picnic permits, please call the individual Parks directly.
Addition Permit Information
Boat launch stickers can be obtained at Bay Park, Grant Park, North Woodmere Park, or Wantagh Park. A fee of $78 is required, along with a current Leisure Pass and Trailer Registration. Please note that the permit sticker must be affixed to the trailer by park personnel at the time of payment.
Camping reservations are made through the Battle Row and Nickerson Beach
Special Permits and availability can be obtained by emailing us.
Athletic Field and Ice Rink Permits and availability can be also obtained by emailing the Ice Rink.
Tennis Court Permits and availability can be also obtained by emailing the Tennis Court coordinator.