Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently announced a variety of recreational improvements throughout the Nassau County parks system.
Such improvements include the renovation of two Little League fields in Seaford.
Others include new playgrounds at Christopher Morley Park and Nickerson Beach, a new soccer field in Hicksville, and the creation of a new water trail for kayaks and canoes along the South Shore.
“Our parks are intended to offer relief, relaxation and fun to residents who are facing increased stress from a poor economy and high taxes,” said County Executive Mangano. “We will continue to offer the same great cultural events, concerts and other activities at our wonderful facilities, and I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy them.”
Nassau County has 70 parks, preserves, museums, historic properties and athletic facilities comprising 6,000 acres. These range from the 930-acre Eisenhower Park in East Meadow to the renovated 2-acre Centennial Park in Roosevelt to the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve in Glen Cove. There are facilities for swimming, ice skating, golf (18 or 9 hole courses, including mini-golf), camping, and boating, along with a variety of fitness and hiking trails.
“Whether you catch a concert at Eisenhower, hike at Garvies Point, watch an old-time baseball game at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, or enjoy a day at the beach, there’s something for everyone. With more and more people staying close to home, a ‘staycation’ right here in Nassau County is a great way to spend the summer,” said Mangano.
For more information on Nassau County’s parks, please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Parks/index.html or call (516) 572-0200.