Improved Parks


The Mangano administration believes government should provide open space and recreation opportunities.  After a decade of poor upkeep and outright neglect, Nassau County parks have risen from the ashes as vibrant destinations for our children and families of Nassau.

Summer Recreation:

To help families with two working parents, the Mangano administration offered a low-cost Summer Recreation Program for children at our parks and made it affordable by charging non-residents an entrance fee for using our parks. 


We all grew up playing baseball and lacrosse.  Our children and grandchildren deserve no less.  Under the Mangano administration, Athletic Leagues were reestablished for lacrosse, baseball, and softball.  New turf fields have been built at various parks throughout the County and more are on the way.

Games for the Physically Challenged:

The Mangano administration saved the Games for the Physically Challenged in 2011 by raising the private funds needed to keep the Games alive.  Since then, the Games have succeeded each year with the support of local charitable contributions.  For more information, visit

Family Entertainment:

The Mangano administration offers residents a free summer concert series, movies in the park, International Nights, Octoberfest, Barkfest, Candlelight Evenings, the Long Island Fair and many other free options for the whole family.  Be sure to check out the calendar of events at

“Cruise to the Show” Car Show and Parade:

Nassau County’s Annual Cruise to the Show Car Show and Parade welcomes thousands of spectators, hundreds of classic car owners and hundreds of visitors from outside Nassau County.  Cruise to the Show attracted the great Governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo, in his classic corvette.  Local businesses benefit, and the event helps support local jobs through hotel stays and restaurant visits.  For more information, visit