Cow Meadow Park

Located in Freeport on the south shore 
of Long Island, Cow Meadow has been partof the county park system since 1970. This park and preserve serve to protect and showcase 150 acres of Long Island’s marine wetlands, including salt marsh, mud flat and tidal creek habitats.Cow Meadow is home to more than 150 varieties of birds and more than a dozen mammal species. A quarter-mile nature trail winds through upland bayberry thicket, tidal marshes and creeks, providing a pleasant and easy-to-walk diversion for families and individuals. In addition to the nature trail, the park offers several other activities:

Athletics/Physical Activities:

  • There is one baseball field with lighting;
  • four lighted basketball courts;
  • six lighted tennis courts;
  • four lighted handball courts;
  • and a 1-mile jogging course.
  • Football and soccer are also played at the park.
The large and recently renovated playground at Cow Meado has a variety of activities for young children


  • There is a new and large playground as well as reserved and unreserved picnic areas with barbecues (Leisure Pass required; to reserve, call 571-8685). For more information see "News & Events" below.


  • A community room is available for a nominal fee (Leisure Pass required).


To reach Cow Meadow Park and Preserve, take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 22 South (Meadowbrook Parkway). Exit at M9 West (Merrick Road). Proceed to the left lane immediately and turn left onto Mill Road. Take Mill Road to South Main Street and turn left. Proceed down South Main Street to the park. The entrance is on the left.