Nassau County, NY - May 27, 2016 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nickerson Beach Park - the only County-run Park located on the Atlantic Ocean - will open for the summer season tomorrow, Saturday, May 28th. Nickerson Beach will remain open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset over the summer.
“Come down to Nickerson Beach this summer and enjoy all that Nassau County has to offer,” said County Executive Ed Mangano. “From the beach and shoreline to the playground and basketball courts, Nickerson Beach offers Nassau families and opportunity for a Stay-cation every day this summer.”
A 121-acre park, Nickerson Beach is located on Lido Boulevard in the Village of Lido Beach. The park offers a beautiful three-quarter-mile-long shoreline and large beach as well as numerous attractions. These include the “Fun Zone,” a seamless family-focused recreational site that incorporates a skate park, colorful basketball courts with fiberglass backboards, and a state-of-the-art playground with special attractions such as a climbing apparatus and puzzles.
In addition, a nautical-themed playground, constructed last year by the West Cabana area, incorporates slides, a climbing apparatus and a ship with various interactive features. The park also features swimming pools, beach volleyball courts, picnic areas, cabanas, a campground, pools, athletic fields, a dog run, and a concession.
Visitors can also enjoy the new Pitch and Putt, which is open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. The prices are as follows: resident with a leisure pass: $7, non-resident: $10, children 13 and under and seniors: $5. Club rental is $1 per club and balls are $1 per ball.
During the summer season, daily parking fees at Nickerson are $10 for Leisure Pass holders and $30 for non-Leisure Pass holders; seasonal passes are also available. For more information about Nickerson Beach, call: (516) 571-7700. For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website.