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Wantagh Park

1 King Road
Wantagh, NY 11793

516-571-7460

Wantagh Park, located in the Southeastern Nassau County, has been part of the county park system since 1961. Consisting of 111 acres, the park provides a waterfront location and numerous opportunities for recreation, along with seating areas that allow visitors to relax and enjoy the magnificent view.

Athletics/Physical Activities:

There are five tennis courts (Leisure Pass and fee required);and one basketball court.

Athletic fields include three softball fields and one baseball field, all fields have lights (new turf infields on three softball fields).

There are 1-mile and 2-mile walking paths that can also be used for bicycle riding and jogging.

Fitness Trail:

A two-mile Fitness Trail that provides a jogging or walking trail and 20 attractive and simple fitness stations that incorporate a variety of exercises. These include stretching, pull-ups, sit-ups and balance walking exercises that increase slightly in difficulty as the trail proceeds. The trail begins by the entrance to the park and winds around the park before ending by the marina. See "News & Events below for more information.

Family/Kids:

A playground located at the north end of the park has apparatus appropriate for toddlers through teens. There are eight reserved (fee) picnic areas, which include barbecue equipment and one sheltered area (permit required). Leisure Pass and fee required for reserved areas. There is also a section available for small non-reserved picnic groups.

Swimming:

A swimming complex (fee required) includes an Olympic-sized main pool, a diving pool, a “kiddie” pool, training pool, an interactive water-play area and two water slides (30 foot).

The pool complex includes various conveniences, including lockers, showers, a concession stand, and lounge and deck chairs.

Boating & fishing:

Launch ramp permits are available seasonally or daily (fee required; permit obtainable at the Park Administration Office).

A fishing pier just beyond the marina is open year-round, weather permitting.

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