10 Best Long Island Playgrounds & Parks
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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
West End Ave, Oyster Bay
Kids can play and learn a bit about history at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. There are three playgrounds, each with soft flooring. The park is also home to three swing sets. And it’s all fenced in, so parents can relax a bit while the kids play. History is all around the park, too, as The Roosevelt Memorial Rocks describe many of the places and monumental events that were part of Teddy Roosevelt’s life.
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Northport Village Park
Main Street, Northport
You simply cannot beat the view at Northport Village Park, located on the water in the heart of Northport. The play structure has been recently renovated and is fenced in. In addition, there is a field for picnicking on a blanket, along with benches and tables. There are also chess tables and a band shell, which occasionally hosts live music and special events.
Searingtown Road, Roslyn
There are more than 10 play areas inside Christopher Morley, with each designed for different age groups. Two swing sets are located in the play area—one for little kids and one for older children—and most of the playground is covered in soft tiles. In summertime, a spray area is available. At the basin, visitors can race model boats. For an added bonus, there is a small farmer’s market that sells produce and other treats on Wednesdays.
1 King Road, Wantagh
Wantagh Park truly has it all: a playground equipped with swings, slides, a maze, and a two-mile jogging course, family picnic area, and a sheltered picnic area (private permit needed). During those hot summer months, kids can cool off from all that running and climbing at the interactive pool for kids 5-12 and the slide pool.
Amagansett Youth Park
216 Abraham's Path, East Hampton
In addition to a super cool playground, Amagansett Youth Park features a clubhouse with an indoor play area for young children, along with toddler arts activities and youth chess. The park also has tennis and basketball courts, a track, a skateboarding rink, and a roller skating rink.
Main photo: Tina Burke Photography