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Cedarmere Park (Photo courtesy of Friends of Cedarmere)

Get To Know Your Local Parks

BY Erica Schwartz

Shepherd Lane Park

School is out, and that means many Roslyn families are looking for ways to get outside and soak up the sun with their families. If you’re tired of walking the same old trails or taking your kids to the same old playground, try one of these local spots that you may never have heard of. This list includes each park’s address, hours of operation, admission fees, dog allowances, and amenities.

Christopher Morley Park (Photos courtesy of Google Maps)

Cedarmere Park

  • 225 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn, NY 11576
  • Hours: 6 am to 9 pm
  • Dogs allowed?: Yes
  • Admission: Free
  • Amenities: Gardens, benches, waterfront view

Christopher Morley Park

  • 500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576 
  • Hours: 7 am to 6:30 pm
  • Dogs allowed?: Yes, in dog run and specifically marked trails
  • Admission: Nassau County Leisure pass ($36)
  • Amenities: indoor tennis courts, handball/paddleball courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, volleyball courts, playground, unreserved and reserved picnic areas with barbeque equipment, fitness trail, golf course, dog run
Clark Botanic Gardens

Clark Botanic Gardens

  • 193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY 11507
  • Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Dogs allowed?: No
  • Admission: Free except for scheduled events
  • Amenities: botanical garden, children’s programs, classrooms, garden tours, party rooms, walking path and trails

Donald Street Park

  • 199-101 Laurel St, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
  • Hours: 7:30 am to dark
  • Dogs allowed?: no
  • Admission: free
  • Amenities: basketball, handball, water spray pads, whiffle-ball area, squash court

East Park

  • Parkside Drive/Powerhouse Road, Roslyn Heights
  • Hours: Sunrise to sunset
  • Dogs allowed?: no
  • Admission: free
  • Amenities: benches, green space, baseball field
Gerry Pond Park

Gerry Pond Park

  • 36 Main Street, Roslyn, NY 11576
  • Hours: 7:30 am to dark
  • Dogs allowed?: yes
  • Admission: free
  • Amenities: Playgrounds, walking trails, paths, gazebo, historical working mill

John D. Caemmerer Park

  • 165 Wentworth Ave, Albertson, NY 11507
  • Hours: 7:00 am to 5 pm
  • Dogs allowed?: yes
  • Admission: free
  • Amenities: Little league fields, playground, softball fields, gazebo
Roslyn Road Park

Roslyn Road Park

  • 428 Sagamore Ave, East Williston, NY 11596
  • Hours: Sunrise to sunset
  • Dogs allowed?: no
  • Admission: free
  • Amenities: benches, walking path, baseball field

Shepherd Lane Park

  • Snapdragon Lane and Shepherd Lane, Roslyn Heights
  • Hours: Sunrise to sunset
  • Dogs allowed?: no
  • Admission: free
  • Amenities: Playground
The Park at East Hills

The Park at East Hills

  • 209 Harbor Hill Road, East Hills, NY 11576
  • Hours: Sunrise to sunset
  • Dogs allowed?: yes, in the dog park and dog trails
  • Admission: Free for residents of East Hills and their guests
  • Amenities: Fitness facility, village pool with slides/waterpark and swim lanes, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground, grille, baseball fields, walking trails

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