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Long Island parks guide

Linda Karlin of Valley Stream, captured the reddish

(Credit: LindaKarlin / Linda Karlin)

Long Island parks aren't just for playing baseball or swinging on the swings. Campgrounds, biking trails, fishing and hiking trails are among the many perks to enjoy at these county and state parks in Nassau and Suffolk.

  • Hit the playground and play in the spray

    Bay Park Cross country skiing, Inline skating, Roller rinks, County park, Dog park 198 First Ave. East Rockaway 96 acres; 9-hole golf course, fishing dock (year-round), picnic area, playground, tennis courts, boat ramp ...

  • Bethpage State Park Cross country skiing, Park, State park 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd. Farmingdale Park with 5 18-hole golf courses, restaurant and bar, softball fields, basketball courts, bocceball, horse ...

  • Jelani Hall of Roosevelt yells down the slides

    Cantiague Park Kids, County park 480 W. John St. Hicksville Parking is free for Nassau County residents at this county park, although a Leisure Pass ...

  • Jacob Korngold, 5, slides the day away at

    Cedar Creek Park Biking trail, Walking, Running, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis/Racquetball, Soccer, Roller rinks, Inline skating, County park, Radio-controlled airplanes, Performing Arts Center 3340 Merrick Rd. Seaford What you'll find: The 259 acre park has nine fields. It has eight tennis courts ...

  • Centennial Park in Roosevelt, NY. (March ?20, 2015)

    Centennial Park County park 1 E. Centennial Ave. Roosevelt County park featuring picnic tables, a playground and courts for tennis, handball and basketball. ...

  • Angela Amato and her labrador retriever Cody run

    Christopher Morley Park Cross country skiing, Skating Venues, Outdoor ice rink, Ice skating rink, County park, Performing Arts Center Searingtown Road Roslyn-North Hills 98 acres; swimming pools (fee), boat basin for model sailboats, tennis courts (fee), 9-hole golf ...

  • Cow Meadow Park in Freeport. (June 1, 2013)

    Cow Meadow Park County park, County park South Main Street near Ann Drive South Freeport 28 acres; basketball courts, lighted tennis courts (fee), handball and paddleball courts, fishing pier, marina, ...

  • Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East

    Eisenhower Park Batting cage, Cross country skiing, Performing Arts Center, County park, Stadium/Arena, Miniature Golf, Labyrinth Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue East Meadow 930 acres; baseball, softball, soccer fields, three 18-hole golf courses with regulation greens, lighted driving ...

  • Eugene Nickerson Beach Park in Long Beach. (Aug.

    Eugene Nickerson Beach Park Performing Arts Center, County park, Dog park 880 Lido Blvd. Lido Beach Features ocean beach, tent and trailer campgrounds, playground, skate park, a dog run, basketball courts, ...

  • Grant Park, Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett: Patio

    Grant Park Cross country skiing, Kids, Outdoor ice rink, County park, Ice skating rink, Inline skating, Roller rinks, Skateboard park Broadway and Sheridan Avenue Hewlett County park featuring fishing, athletic fields, a playground, walking paths, picnic space, handball courts and ...

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