Resident passes are required for entry to all Nassau County parks. Holders enjoy discounts at golf courses, swimming pools and ice rinks. Park system amenities are available to non-Nassau residents for a fee.
In Nassau, military veterans and residents older than 13 (and golfers older than 10) must show a Leisure Passport, $25 for 3 years. Seniors (older than 60) and those with disabilities can pay $25 for a Leisure Passport valid for as long as Nassau residency is kept. Obtain passes at Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park, Eisenhower Park, Grant Park, Nickerson Beach (in season), North Woodmere Park and Wantagh Park. For information, call 516-572-0200.
Suffolk County parks are open to all, but Green Key cards often provide discounted fees for Suffolk residents. Green Key cards, $24 for residents 18 and older, are valid for 3 years. Those younger than 17 who want their own passes pay $11 for 3 years, as do seniors (60 and older). Obtain Green Key cards at park offices in West Sayville, any county golf course pro shop and at active county parks. For details, call 631-854-4949.
Suffolk also offers nonresident Green Key cards to use the reservation system for golf or camping; $40 for nonresidents, valid for a year. Discounts also available for veterans, volunteers, active military, etc. Call 631-854-4949 for details.