The Parks Division has the responsibility of operating and maintaining the more than 150 parks and parklets located throughout the Town. These parks, totaling more than 800 acres, contain a myriad of facilities ranging from children’s play areas and ball fields to swimming pools and ice rinks. There are 150 parklets situated in neighborhoods throughout Oyster Bay.
List of Community and Town Parks
Ellsworth W. Allen Park – 516-755-1842
45 Motor Avenue
Heisser Lane and Motor Avenue, Farmingdale 15.8 acres.
Children’s play areas, basketball court, 2 handball courts, 3 lighted tennis courts, lighted synthetic multi-use fields for soccer, football and lacrosse, softball and baseball field (lighted), picnic area, Spray Park.
Bethpage Community Park – 516-733-8404
1 Stewart Avenue
Stewart and Cherry Avenues 19 acres.
Children’s playground, swimming pool with diving area, kiddie wading pool, cafe with outside tables, 4 tennis courts, 1 basketball court. 2 handball courts, 1 horseshoe pit, indoor, year-round ice skating rink. Please note that some parts of park are closed for renovation.
John J. Burns Park – 516-797-7980
4990 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park 52 acres.
Children’s play area; 2 platform tennis courts; 6 lighted tennis courts; 2 basketball courts; 2 handball courts; multiple soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, Little League and T-ball fields (turf and natural surfaces); walking/running/biking path; boat launching ramp.
Marjorie R. Post Community Park – 516-797-7990
Unqua and Merrick Roads, Massapequa 42.5 acres.
Children’s play areas, picnic area with barbecue grills, 6 tennis courts, 6 handball courts, basketball court, lakeside walking area, swimming pool, diving pool, kiddie wading pool, ice skating rink (seasonal), roller hockey rink, bocce ball court, volleyball court, pre-school run by the Department of Community & Youth Services.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park – 516-733-8400
175 Washington Avenue
Washington Avenue, Plainview 19 acres.
Children’s play areas, picnic area with hibachis, 4 handball courts, basketball court, swimming pool with diving area, kiddie wading pool, Little League field, 4 lighted tennis courts, softball field..
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park – 516-677-5990
7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury 46 acres.
Children’s play area, picnic area with barbecue grills, basketball court, bocce court, 4 handball courts, shuffleboard courts, 5 tennis courts, swimming pool with diving area, kiddie wading pool (seasonal), ice skating rink, 1 softball field, 1 Little League field, 1 multi-use turf field (baseball/softball, football/lacrosse/soccer), nature trail.
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach – 516-624-6202
West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Bathing in Oyster Bay Harbor; pavilion; refreshment stand; picnic areas; tennis, handball and basketball courts; softball fields; children play areas; picnic area; launching ramps; 97-slip boat basin; Dingy racks. For moorings in Oyster Bay Harbor, please see the Department of Environmental Resources.
The Parks Department also operates a number of major sports/recreation complexes. These are available to Town sports leagues on a first come-first serve basis. Call the Recreation Division at 797-4120 for reservations.
Field of Dreams
Old Sunrise Highway, Massapequa – 10 acres
This sports complex comprises two state-of-the-art, multi-use lighted playing fields, a practice field, a basketball court, playground and restrooms.
John J. Walker Memorial Park
Andrews Road, Hicksville – 3.9 acres
This facility provides a lighted, multi-use field (baseball, football, soccer and lacrosse) with a FieldTurf surface, a playground and restrooms.
Cpl. Kevin T. Kolm Memorial Park
Intersection of Old Country Road and Plainview Road, Hicksville – 3.5 acres
Provides a regulation soccer field with a FieldTurf surface for local leagues and a playground.
Plainview Road, Bethpage – 10.27 acres
This complex features two Little League diamonds and one regulation diamond, as well as one soccer field.
The Parks Division also operates all Town parklets, which are open daily from dawn to dusk to all Town residents.