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Parks, Preserves & Museums in Wantagh, Bellmore, Seaford & Levittown

Cedar Creek Park

Seaford
(516) 571-7470

 

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Fenced Playground

 

Cedar Creek Park, www.Wantagh.LI, Copyright 2003 Long Island Dot
The Cedar Creek Path to
Jones Beach attracts
bikers, walkers,
runners and skaters

 

Location:

South Side of Merrick Road, East of Wantagh Parkway and West of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway

 

Highlights:

Courts for handball, paddleball, tennis, and basketball (Fee for tennis)

3 soccer fields (permit is required)

2 softball fields (permit is required)

Entrance to the Jones Beach Bicycle Path

Unreserved picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Reserved picnic area (fee) accommodates up to 200 people

Aerodrome field designed especially for radio-controlled model airplane hobbyists is available (permit is required)

Sled hills are open during January and February, weather permitting

Roller Skating Rink (evening lighting available for a fee, contact office for arrangements)

Jogging course

Archery range (fee - must supply own equipment)

Playground

Fenced-In Dog Run Area

 

East Bay Park

Bellmore

(516) 783-2512

 


One of the
Picnic Tables

 


Part of the
Playground Area

 

Location:

2699 Ellen Road

 

Directions:

Take Bellmore Avenue south, about 1 mile south of Merrick Road, to the end. Make a right on Ellen Road and proceed about 150 feet - the park entrance is on right.

 

Highlights:

Basketball Courts

Tennis Courts

Multi-Purpose Field

Playground

Sitting Area

Picnic Tables

Bocci

 

Forest City Community Park

Wantagh

(516) 783-2513 General

(516) 783-2516 Pool

(516) 783-2517 Lifeguards

 

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Part of the
Playground Area

 

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Swimming and
 Diving Pool

 

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Private Picnic Area
Requires a Reservation

 

Location:

Morgan Drive

 

Highlights:

Nature Trails

Swimming and Diving Pool
(open June through September)

Paddle Tennis

Public Picnic Area

Private Picnic Area
(please call 516-292-9000 x227 for reservation information)

Baseball Field

Playground

Pond covers 6 acres with a maximum depth of approximately 29 feet

Naturally reproducing species including Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Carp, Pumpkinseed, Brown Bullhead, American Eel

For details on general fishing related health advisories refer to the NYSDEC Freshwater Fishing Regulations or The New York State Department of Health Sportfish and Game Health Advisories

 

Jones Beach

Wantagh

(516) 785-1600 General

(516) 221-1000 Theater

(516) 679-7254 Nature Ctr

 

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The Jones Beach Tower
stands 231 feet tall and
stores up to 315,000
gallons of water
for the Park

 

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Jones Beach Theater
seats over 11,000 and
is host to a variety
of world-famous
performances

 

Directions:

Wantagh State Parkway south, or, Meadowbrook Parkway south

 

Highlights:

Over 6 miles of white, sandy beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean

A half mile beach on Zachs Bay

Barbecue and picnic areas

Boardwalk, 2 miles long

Gift shop

Band Shell on boardwalk

Parking for over 21,000 cars

Surfing permitted at west end beach

Swimming Pools (seasonal, entrance fee of $2 for adults and $1 for children and seniors)

Four saltwater fishing piers, bait station and boat basin with 76 boat slips

Jetty for surf fishing on West End

Four basketball courts

15 Paddle tennis courts

22 shuffleboard courts

Outdoor Theater

Miniature Golf Course

Pitch-Putt Golf Course

2 Softball Fields (permit required)

Beach volleyball

Roller Skating Rink

Restaurants, food concession and ice cream parlor

Specialty-equipped playground at Central Mall

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at the West End

Jones Beach is open year round, 7 days a week, however activities vary according to season

Additional information is available at: Jones Beach State Park

Levittown Museum

Levittown

 

Please Visit: Levittown Historical Society

Meroke Preserve

Bellmore

Location:

Corner of Orange Street and Farmers Avenue

 

Directions:

Take Sunrise Highway, to Newbridge Road south, right on Orange Street to the end,

or, take Merrick Road to Newbridge Road north, left on Orange Street to the end

 

Highlights:

25 acre preserve

Hiking and nature trails

 

Mill Pond Preserve

Wantagh

 

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A summer afternoon
view of Mill Pond

 

Mill Pond Preserve, www.Wantagh.LI, Copyright 2001 Long Island Dot
Mill Pond is visited
frequently by large
numbers of
waterfowl

 

Mill Pond Preserve, www.Wantagh.LI, Copyright 2001 Long Island Dot
A paved trail
surrounds Mill Pond

 

Location:

North Side of Merrick Road, Less Than 1 Mile West of Wantagh Parkway, East of Bellmore Avenue

 

Highlights:

Pond covers 15 acres with a maximum depth of approximately 3.5 feet

Paved trail surrounds Pond with benches for rest, relaxation and wildlife observation

Boats are prohibited, but shoreline access is available

54-acre natural area frequented by large numbers of native waterfowl and nature trails that wind through a wet woodland dominated by red maple, coast pepperbush and skunk cabbage

Popular fishing spot - naturally reproducing species include Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Carp, Brown Bullhead, American Eel and Black Bullhead

For details on general fishing related health advisories refer to the NYSDEC Freshwater Fishing Regulations or The New York State Department of Health Sportfish and Game Health Advisories

Newbridge Road Park

Bellmore

(516) 783-2500 General

(516) 783-2518 Pool

(516) 783-2508 Lifeguards

(516) 783-6181 Rink

 

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Newbridge Arena, shown
with one of the
Ball Fields to the Right

 

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Part of the
Playground Area

 

Location:

2600 Newbridge Road

 

Directions:

Southern State Parkway or Sunrise Highway to Newbridge Road south, to the end

 

Highlights:

Basketball Courts

Handball Courts

Tennis Courts

Softball, Baseball and Multi-Purpose Fields

Playground and Game Tables

Outdoor Pools

Indoor Ice Rink (Newbridge Arena)

Horseshoes

Sitting Area

 

Seaford Historical Museum

Seaford

 

Please Visit: Seaford Historical Society

Seamans Neck Park

Seaford

(516) 783-3200

 


One of the many Gazebos placed throughout the Park

 


Fishing Pier

 

Location:

2700 South Seamans Neck Road

 

Directions:

Take Merrick Road to South Seamans Neck Road. Go south on South Seamans Neck Road about 0.6 mile to the fork. Bear left at the fork onto Marina Park Drive. Proceed about 0.3 mile to the park entrance.

 

Highlights:

Basketball Courts

Handball Courts

Paddleball Courts

Tennis Courts

Volleyball Courts

Spray Pool (June through September)

Soccer Field

Football Field

Softball/Baseball Field

Multi-Purpose Field

Playground

Sitting Area

Fishing Pier

Walking Path

 

Tackapausha Museum & Preserve

Seaford

(516) 571-7443

 

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Tackapausha Museum

 

Tackapausha Museum & Preserve, www.Wantagh.LI, Copyright 2001 Long Island Dot
Tackapausha Pond

Location:

Washington Avenue, South of Sunrise Highway and North of Merrick Road

 

Museum Highlights:

Exhibits utilizing plants and animals indigenous to Long Island, including habitat groups showing wildlife at different stages and seasons of development

Small collection of regional live animals presented in displays and educational programs, including an owl and bats in a reversed day-night cycle, introducing observers to the world of night animals

Regular programs offered for both adults and children including live animal programs and video programs highlighting various natural history subjects

Admission fee

 

Preserve Highlights:

Adjoins the Museum

77-acre tract of glacial outwash plain is maintained in its natural state as a wildlife sanctuary

Consists of wet, deciduous woods, swamps, streams, ponds, and a small, well-drained grassy area reminiscent of the Hempstead Plains

Swamp forest that is one of the last remaining stands of Atlantic White Cedar on Long Island

A variety of small mammals and over forty species of birds breed at the Preserve in the spring, while seasonal migrants regularly make the Preserve a rest stop in their journeys north and south

 

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center

Wantagh

 

Please Visit: Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
 

Twin Lakes Preserve

Wantagh

 

Twin Lakes Preserve, www.Wantagh.LI, Copyright 2001 Long Island Dot
Upper Twin Lake

Location:

Corner of Park Ave and Old Mill Road

 

Directions:

Take the Wantagh State Parkway south to Exit W5 (Sunrise Highway) west. At the first traffic light make a right onto Old Mill Road. Go past one stop sign and make a right onto Park Avenue. Park on the south side of the road.

 

Highlights:

58-acre preserve features fresh water ponds and extensive sections of wet woodlands

Preserve is open from dawn to dusk

Conducive to bird watching, sports fishing and hiking

Unpaved trails throughout the Preserve with entrances along Park Avenue and Old Mill Road

Serves as a nature study area - naturalist-lead organized tours can be arranged through the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside at (516) 766-1580

Lower Twin Lake (south of Park Avenue) covers 10 acres with a maximum depth of approximately 5 feet - naturally reproducing species include Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Black Crappie, Carp, Brown Bullhead, American Eel

Upper Twin Lake (north of Park Avenue) covers 20 acres with a maximum depth of approximately 17 feet - naturally reproducing species include Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Black Crappie, Carp, Brown Bullhead, American Eel - stocked species include Brown and rainbow trout stocked in the spring and fall

Boats are prohibited, but shoreline access is available

For details on general fishing related health advisories refer to the NYSDEC Freshwater Fishing Regulations or The New York State Department of Health Sportfish and Game Health Advisories

 

Wantagh Museum

Wantagh

 

Please Visit: Wantagh Museum

Wantagh Park

Wantagh

(516) 571-7460

 

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Interactive Pool
for children Ages 5-12

 

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Slide Pool
for Anyone Over 48"

 

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Boating Marina

Location:

Intersection of Woodland Avenue and Merrick Road. The entrance is on the south side of Merrick Road. (The sign is not easily seen from Merrick Road.)

 

Directions:

Take the Southern State or Northern State Parkway to the Wantagh Parkway, south. Exit onto Sunrise Highway (Rt 27), east. Go east on Sunrise Highway to Wantagh Avenue. Make a right onto Wantagh Avenue to the end, and make a right onto Merrick Road. Go under the overpass. At the first traffic light, make a left onto Woodland Avenue, followed by an immediate left into Wantagh Park's entrance.

 

Highlights:

Swimming complex (fee) features six pools: Olympic (main), Diving, "Kiddie", Training, Slide and Interactive

Lounge chairs, picnic tables, lockers, showers, and concession facilities

Court games include bocci and horseshoes

Boating marina and a launch ramp which require a fee and a permit obtainable at the Park Administration Office (available to Nassau County residents only)

Fishing pier, open year-round weather permitting

3 Baseball and 2 softball fields - some of which are illuminated for night play - all of which require a permit - fields are also available for football

Quiet game area with chess and checker tables

Gazebo

North (unreserved) family picnic area, sheltered picnic area (private permit), and 3 Central and 3 South picnic areas, for which a fee is charged; a required advance reservation may be obtained at the Park Administration Office

Playground equipped with swings, slides, a maze, and a two mile measured jogging course

Park office is open everyday from 9 AM to 4 PM

Fenced-In Dog Run Area

Leisure Passport (Leisure Pass) Information

A Leisure Pass identifies its holder as a Nassau County resident and is required for entry into many recreational facilities. The pass also provides residents with discounts to pools, skating rinks, golf courses, tennis courts, beaches, marinas and cabanas operated by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums. In general, a Leisure Pass is required of residents 13 years of age and older. Youngsters who utilize county-operated golf courses, regardless of age, must have a Leisure Pass.

Specially marked Leisure Passes are offered to senior citizens and persons who have chronic physical or mental disabilities (medical documentation is required before a passport for the disabled can be issued). Senior Citizen Passes remain valid for as long as county residency is maintained; however, residency must be validated every three years. Disabled Leisure Passes must be revalidated every three years. For all others, the pass remains valid for three years from effective date.

A Leisure Pass can be obtained at the Administration Building on King Road inside Wantagh Park. They are open seven days a week from 10 AM to 4 PM, and can be reached at 516-571-7460. The Leisure Pass fee is $25.

To obtain a Leisure Pass, proof of Nassau County residency is required, as follows:

1. Valid and current New York State drivers license, or
2. Valid and current New York State non-driver ID, or
3. Recent property tax bill, with two types of ID at least one of which has photo, or
4. Recent electric bill, with two types of ID at least one of which has photo, or
5. Recent water bill, with two types of ID at least one of which has photo, or
6. Recent cancelled rent check with address imprinted, with two types of ID at least one of which has photo, or
7. Deed with two types of ID at least one of which has photo, or
8. Voter registration card with two types of ID at least one of which has photo

For Children, 4-17:

1. Current school ID card, accompanied by a parent with two types of ID at least one of which has photo, or
2. Current library card, accompanied by a parent with two types of ID at least one of which has photo

For children 4 and under, no Leisure Pass is required.

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