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; and “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. View the list of parks below for more information about the activities and attractions available.

Location Information

County Region
Park Name
Park Location
South Shore
Bay Park First Avenue
East Rockaway, NY
On Site Staff:In season
Central Nassau Cantiague Park
West John Street east of Cantiague Rock Road
Hicksville, NY
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue
Seaford, NY
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore Centennial Park
Centennial Avenue and Babylon Turnpike
Roosevelt, NY
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore Christopher Morley Park
Searingtown Road
Roslyn-North Hills, NY
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore
Cow Meadow Park
South Main Street near Ann Drive South
Freeport, NY
On Site Staff:Yes
Central Nassau
Eisenhower Park
Merrick and Stewart avenues
East Meadow, NY
Phone: 516-572-0348
Golf Course: 516-572-0327
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore
Grant Park
Broadway and Sheridan Avenue
Hewlett, NY
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore
Inwood Park
End of Bayview Avenue
Inwood, NY
On Site Staff:In season
South Shore
Nickerson Beach Park
880 Lido Blvd.
Lido Beach, NY
On Site Staff:In season
South Shore
North Woodmere Park
Branch Boulevard and Hungry Harbor Road
North Woodmere, NY
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore
Reverend Arthur Mackey Sr. Park
Lakeside Drive and Washington Road
Roosevelt, NY
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore
Wantagh Park 1 King Road
Wantagh, NY
On Site Staff:Yes