in Seaford is filled with vast fields, playgrounds, areas for sports and more than enough trees for shade. It even has a place your dogs can play too.
My visit to this Seaford park was on a cold day and the trees were bare. I can only imagine the beauty that resonates when everything is in full bloom.
Part of the Nassau County park system since 1975, Cedar Creek is located just off Merrick Road along the Seaford-Wantagh border. It has 259 acres of fun filled activities for the whole family as well as picnic areas that accommodate up to 100 people. To reserve a space for an event you must obtain a leisure pass at the park.
There is a large playground area for every children of every age which was named Best Playground of Long Island by the Long Island Press in December of 2006. With swings, slides, monkey bars and learning activities, it is sure to be a great place for your children to play.
If you are active and love to play sports the park can offer a lot in that department as well. Not only are there eight tennis, handball and paddleball courts but two courts for basketball as well as two softball and four soccer fields. In addition, Cedar Creek has multipurpose fields where football and lacrosse can be played.
Exercise, especially during the warmer months, can actually be fun when it's done outside. Take advantage of the 1 and 1.5 mile paths at the park you can use for walking or jogging. There is also a bicycle path for those who love to ride. Take in the breeze and enjoy nature while getting in shape.
A lot of parks don't allow dogs on the premises but Cedar Creek created a dog run especially for your four legged friends. The play area is located a small distance from the administration building and includes separate spaces for big and small dogs. Take a seat and watch them go.
The unexpected activities the park offers local residents is a year round archery range, tether car race track and aerodrome field for radio - controlled airplanes. Looking for that perfect spot to fly? Cedar Creek is the place to go. The park even hosts model - aircraft shows on a regular basis so keep an eye out for new events.
You can pretty much do it all at the park. Even if you want to have a picnic or lay in the grass and relax. With its gates open and arms spread wide, Cedar Creek welcomes people of all ages to enjoy life, have some fun and appreciate its beauty.