Nothing against big parks but who can't resist a neighborhood spot that is close to home, safe and filled with beauty. I stopped by Estella Street Park in Seaford the other day and was really impressed.
Places like Estella Street Park where you can walk and ride your bike to are great because they become a part of your daily lives. That is why this neighborhood park is special.
Located on Estella Street, just seconds from Merrick Road, the park is surprisingly quiet. With plenty of places to sit and relax this town of Hempstead park offers a nice space for you to take in nature and breathe. It's kept clean as well so you don't have to worry about litterbugs here.
The lush greenery gives the park a sense of beauty and the brick pathways add to its architectural design. I really like how it is laid out in terms of spacing. When one walk in the main entrance on Seamans Neck Road you are greeted by a swing set on the left and a huge pine tree. Then as you stroll through the park you come to a playground on the right.
All play areas have signs informing parents of the proper age group it was designed for. There is also another playground to the left and a sand area towards the end of the park. If you like to play checkers or chess feel free to take a sit and set up a game in their stone seating area.
Estella Street Park also sits upon the Indian Trail which was Seaford's first street. It ran from Jerasulem Avenue in Wantagh to Seaford Creek. The trail was purchased along with Seaman's Neck Path from the Massapequa Indians in 1664 by Captain John Seaman. In 1762 it became a public highway and known as Seamans Neck Road. So there are many stories and memories that this park is built on.
If you live in the neighborhood, or even if you don't, stop by this welcoming park and take a seat. You can bring your kids and keep them busy for an hour or so while you relax and read a book or just catch your breath from your busy day. If you want to stroll on through that is fine too.
Either way you take in Estella Street Park, you will always leave happy. Just remember, the park closes at dark so get their early.