– Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced Santa Claus will be visiting Wantagh Park on Saturday, December 6th at 1:00 p.m. at the Wantagh Park Community Clubhouse.
Santa will be arriving at the park in a Fire Truck and all children will have the opportunity to meet with Santa and give him their holiday wish list. Toys, candy, cookies, and hot chocolate will be distributed by Santa’s elves.
About Wantagh ParkWantagh Park, located in southeastern Nassau County, has been part of the county park system since 1961. Consisting of 111 acres, the park provides a waterfront location and numerous opportunities for recreation, along with seating areas that allow visitors to relax and enjoy the magnificent view. There are five tennis courts; one basketball court; 1-mile and 2-mile walking paths; a two-mile Fitness Trail that provides a jogging or walking trail and 20 attractive and simple fitness stations that incorporate a variety of exercises. Athletic fields include three softball fields and one baseball field, two of which are lighted; and a playground. Bocci and horseshoe courts are available, along with a game area for chess and checkers and a senior citizen gazebo. There are eight reserved picnic areas, which include barbecue equipment, and one sheltered area. The swimming complex includes an Olympic-sized main pool, a diving pool, a “kiddie” pool, training pool, an interactive water-play area and two 30 foot waterslides. There is also a launch ramp; a fishing pier just beyond the marina which is open year-round, and marine boat slips are also available. There is also a dog run which includes separate areas for big and small dogs; it is located just up from the administration building.
For more information about the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.