Skip to content

Parks & nature in Nassau County

Beach
“World famous Jones Beach State Park, home of 6.5 miles of beautiful white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, is made up of more than 2,400-acres of maritime environment on the south shore of Long Island. Among the 6 million visitors to the park each year, families enjoy their own piece of the beach for a day, with many returning dozens of times through the summer. Designed on the theme of an ocean liner, Jones Beach offers many activities to those who visit the park. They swim in the ocean, stroll the boardwalk, fish, visit an historic exhibit, get a bite to eat at one of the many concession stands, play miniature golf, shuffleboard and basketball, attend concerts at Northwell Health Theater.”
13local recommendations
Stadium
“Beach overlooking Atalantic Ocean, miles of white sands, one of the top beaches of the world”
16local recommendations
Park
“Beautiful state park with a relatively flat & paved 3 mile loop. Great for cycling, running, or a walk. Hike down to the beach from here, too. ”
12local recommendations
Garden
“My favorite Arboretum around here. There are so many, but this is the best. Amazing flower garden, coffee shop and trails. ”
5local recommendations
Amusement Park
“It's an amusment park, what's not to like? Open in the summer, there's a tiki bar, a beach & later in the season there's an ice skating rink as well as a great boardwak to enjoy any time of the year.”
3local recommendations
Park
4local recommendations
Park
“Another spot by the sound also a good place to walk or run hugging the water.”
3local recommendations
Park
2local recommendations
Park
“Indoor pool, gym, indoor and outdoor basketball, large park. In the summer time enjoy the circus, concerts and carnivals.”
11local recommendations
Park
“You'll be amazed as we were of the modest living the Roosevelt family have lived while residing in this beautiful home on the hundreds of acres of rolling lands. You'll need to invest hours to visit this beautiful place!”
3local recommendations
Park
“Walking/Biking Path, picnic area, baseball, Basketball and space to play other sports. It's a great park that I spent a lot of time roaming through. Hours and hours of path. It can take you all the way to the beach. If you're interested in that, Let us know. ”
2local recommendations
Playground
“Cunningham Park is a 358-acre (1.45 km2) park in the New York City borough of Queens. The park lies between the Grand Central Parkway to the south and the Long Island Expressway, and is bifurcated by the Clearview Expressway. The park is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The land for the park was acquired by the city starting in the 1920s, and was originally named Hillside Park. The park was renamed for New York City Comptroller W. Arthur Cunningham.[1] The Long Island Motor Parkway provides a bike path through Cunningham Park, west to Kissena Park and east to Alley Pond Park, part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. Mountain biking trails run throughout northern”
8local recommendations
Golf Course
“Huge park with many walking trails; a large dog park; a small duck pond; and veterans' memorials. ”
6local recommendations
Park
“The Crocheron family lived on the edge of Little Neck Bay for centuries. The first family member to live in the area was John Crocheron, a farmer whose will dates from 1695. His long line of distinguished descendents include: Henry Crocheron, a Congressman from 1815 to 1817; Jacob Crocheron, a Congressman from 1829 to 1831; Nicholas Crocheron, a member of the 1854 State Assembly; and Joe Crocheron, a horse racer and gambler who was as renowned as Cornelius Vanderbilt and August Belmont. ”
7local recommendations