The Best Parks on Long Island for Children

Long Island has a whole bunch of parks that are great for the whole family. Parks are the perfect day trip, getting outside and some vitamin D will benefit everyone! Below we have listed a few great parks on Long Island in no particular order. Grab your frisbee, baseball, basketball, picnic basket, blanket, book, barbecue or whatever you want and take a trip on a nice day!

Before headed out, make sure you check the hours of the parks and the cost to visit!

Belmont Lake State Park
The park is located on exit 38 of the Southern State Parkway in West Babylon. It is 459 acres and is great for families seeking outdoor gatherings, picnics and informal sports activities. It has trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and consists of a 42 acre lake.

South Haven County Park
The park is located in Brookhaven on Victory ave. The park offers a variety of outdoor oriented activities including hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing, rowboat rentals, canoeing and more. It is a popular picnicking site containing group areas along with camping areas for tents and trailers.

Blydenburgh County Parks
The main entrance to the park is on the north side of Veterans Memorial Highway, opposite the H. Lee Dennison County Center in Smithtown. The park has hiking, picnicking, camping, freshwater fishing, rowboat rentals, bridle paths, playground, dog run and historic trust area.

Cedar Creek Park
The park is located in Seaford on Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue. In 2006 the playground at the park was named “Best Playground of Long Island” by Long  Island Press. There are tennis courts, handball/paddleball courts, basketball courts, athletic fields, paths for jogging/walking, picnic areas, a roller rink, a dog park and more. The park also boasts a regular sized archery range open to the public (bring own equipment) and an aerodrome field if you have model airplanes.


Comment below with your favorite park!