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Long Island Parks

From small grassy knolls, to sprawling tree-filled nature preserves, Long Island is home to an extensive network of state and town parks, many of which are free for residents to enjoy year round. Whether your passion is hiking, biking, skating, camping, picnicking, or you’re just looking for a breath of fresh air after a busy day, there are dozens of different parks all over the Island from you to choose from. In both Nassau & Suffolk counties there are multiple parks to choose from when planning day long nature-outing, or just a quick walk. Many of these parks even have programs open to both the public and to school groups that will teach our future generations about the ecosystem of Long Island, and how they can make a positive impact on preserving these great gifts from nature. There is also plenty of wildlife – from the endangered Plovers that make their homes on our beaches, to the deer that run plentiful through the wooded park grounds, there is plenty of amazing native Long Island wildlife you may encounter, so make sure to ask a park ranger for information about what animals find sanctuary in the park you’re visiting.

Bay Park

199 4th Ave in East Rockaway

Belmont Lake State Park

Southern State Parkway Exit 38 in North Babylon
(631) 667-5055

Bethpage State Park

99 Quaker Meeting House Road in Farmingdale
(516) 249-0701

Blydenburgh County Park

Veteran's Memorial Highway in Smithtown

Brookhaven State Park

William Floyd Parkway in Wading River
(631) 929-6031

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve

581 West Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown

Camp Hero State Park

1898 Montauk Highway in Montauk
(631) 668-3781

Cantiague Park

490 W John St in Hicksville

Captree State Park

Ocean Parkway in Babylon
(631) 669-0449

Cathedral Pines County Park

Yaphank-Middle Island Road in Middle Island

Caumsett State Historic Park

25 Lloyd Harbor Road in Huntington
(631) 423-1770

Cedar Creek Park

Merrick Road in Seaford

Cedar Point County Park

5 Cedar Point Road in East Hampton

Centennial Park

Centennial Avenue in Roosevelt

Christopher Morley Park

500 Searingtown Road in Roslyn

Cold Spring Harbor State Park

Harbor Road in Cold Spring Harbor

Connetquot River State Park

Sunrise Highway in Oakdale
(631) 581-1005

Cow Meadow Park

South Main Street in Freeport

Cranberry Bog County Park

Edwards Ave. South in Riverhead

David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve

County Road 63 in Riverhead

Davis Park

Fire Island National Seashore in Brookhaven

Forest City Community Park

3199 Morgan Drive in Wantagh

Gardiner County Park

Montauk Highway in Bay Shore

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove

Gilgo State Park

Ocean Parkway in Babylon
(631) 669-0449

Grant Park

Broadway at Sheridan Avenue in Hewlett

Greenport Skate Park

Moores Lane in Greenport

Grumman Memorial Park

Rt. 25A in Calverton

Hallock State Park Preserve

Hulse Landing Road in Wading River
(631) 929-4314

Harold Walker Memorial Park

1085 Woodfield Road in Lakeview

Harrison Pond Town Park

Saint Johnland Road in Kings Park

Heckscher State Park

Heckscher Parkway Field 1 in East Islip
(631) 581-2100

Hempstead Lake State Park

in West Hempstead

Hewlett Point Park

130 Hewlett Point Avenue in Bay Park
516 599-4064

Hither Hills State Park

164 Old Montauk Highway in Montauk
(631) 668-2554

Hoyt Farm Park Preserve

New Highway in Commack

Indian Island County Park

Cross River Drive, Rt. 105 in Riverhead

Kirk Park Beach

Route 27 in Montauk

Lakeland County Park

Johnson Ave in Islandia

Lake Ronkonkoma County Park

Lake Shore Road in Lake Ronkonkoma

Manorhaven Beach Park

Manorhaven Boulevard in Manorhaven

Massapequa Preserve

East Merrick Road in Seaford

Meschutt Beach County Park

Canal Road at Old North Highway in Hampton Bays

Montauk County Park

Montauk Highway in Montauk

Montauk Downs State Park

50 South Fairview Avenue in Montauk
(631) 668-3781

Montauk Point State Park

2000 Montauk Highway in Montauk
(631) 668-3781

Morgan Memorial Park Beach

Germain Street in Glen Cove

Muttontown Preserve

Muttontown Lane in East Norwich

Newbridge Road Park

2600 Newbridge Road in Bellmore

Nickerson Beach Park & Campground

880 Lido Boulevard in Lido Beach

Nissequogue River State Park

799 Saint Johnland Road in Kings Park
(631) 269-4927

Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve

1600 Merrick Road in Merrick

North Hempstead Beach Park

175 West Shore Road in Port Washington

North Woodmere Park

Hungry Harbor Road and Branch Boulevard in North Woodmere

Ocean Beach Park

Nevada Avenue in Long Beach

Oceanside Park

3800 Mahlon Brower Drive in Oceanside

Peconic Dunes County Park

Soundview Avenue in Peconic

Plainview Old Bethpage Community Park

Washington Avenue in Plainview

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

in Oyster Bay (516) 922-9200

Quogue Wildlife Refuge

3 Old Country Road in Quogue

Red Creek Skate Park

102 Old Riverhead Road in Hampton Bays

Rev. Arthur Mackey Sr. Park

Lakeside Drive in Roosevelt

Robert Cushman Murphy County Park

Old River Road in Manorville

Rocky Point Mountain Bike Trail

Rocy Point Road in Rocky Point

Sands Point Preserve

127 Middleneck Road in Port Washington

Sears Bellows County Park

Bellows Pond Road in Hampton Bays

Seatuck Suffolk County Enviromental Center

550 South Bay Avenue in Islip

Shadmoor State Park

900 Montauk Highway in Montauk
(631) 668-3781

Shinnecock East County Park

Dune Road in Southampton

Smith Point County Park

William Floyd Parkway in Shirley

Southaven County Park

Victory Avenue in Brookhaven

Sweetbriar Nature Center

62 Eckernkamp Drive in Smithtown

Syosset-Woodbury Community Park

7800 Jericho Turnpike in Sysosset

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center

Ocean Parkway in Wantagh

Trail View State Park

25 Lloyd Harbor Road in Huntington
(631) 423-1770

Twin Lakes Preserve

Old Mill Road in Wantagh

Uplands Farm Sanctuary

Lawrence Hill Road in Cold Spring Harbor

Valley Stream State Park

in Valley Stream (516) 825-4128

Van Bourgondien Park

833 Deer Park in Dix Hills

Walt Whitman Birthpace State Historic Site

246 Old Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station
(631) 427-5240

West Hills County Park

Sweet Hollow Road in Huntington

Whitney Pond Park

Community Drive at Northern Boulevard in Manhasset

Wildwood State Park

790 Hulse Landing Road in Wading River
(631) 929-4314
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