March 5, 2019 - Wantagh, NY - Playgrounds, check. Bike paths, check. Mini-golf, pickleball, ice skating: check, check, check. Today, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Park Officials unveiled details of the County’s comprehensive Parks Revitalization Plan. With a total investment of $15 million, and many projects underway, the initiative aims to increase recreation options, revamp inadequate and deteriorating community spaces, park buildings, and dozens of dynamic amenities throughout several parks.
“With 6,000 acres of public park space countywide, our goal is to ensure that we’re making the most out of our substantial green spaces,” said County Executive Curran. “Park maintenance and enhancement is key to making Nassau a better place for people to live, work and play – It is a vital investment in the well-being of residents that will last for generations to come.”
Nassau County has developed a smarter investment strategy to implement this wide-ranging, comprehensive plan. To increase efficiency, the new approach consolidates and streamlines the Department of Public Work’s (DPW) efforts and projects that were originally scattered throughout the County’s capital plan. This initiative will allow the County to evaluate each construction strategy and each individual park for its own infrastructure and character to maximize each park’s recreation potential.
The plan focuses on restoring and transforming three major County parks including Centennial Park in Roosevelt, Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn, and Wantagh Park in Wantagh. The project also features plans for new and upgraded amenities at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Inwood Park in Inwood, Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh, Bay Park in East Rockaway, Cantiague Park in Hicksville, Cow Meadow Park in Freeport, and Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach.
“With concerts, summer camps, sports leagues, premier golf courses, marathons and more, Nassau County’s parks see over a million visitors annually,” said Curran. “By continuing to modernize our parks, we create viable destinations for entertainment and community, increasing tourism and spurring local economic activity.”
Nassau County’s Parks Revitalization projects include improvements outlined below.
Parkwide Makeovers Include:
Park Building Renovations Include:
Additional Projects & New Amenities: