Wantagh Park, located just south of Merrick Road, has been part of the Nassau County park system since 1961. The 111-acre park is packed with amenities that appeal to individuals in search of activity or relaxation, including a two-mile fitness trail, five tennis courts, a basketball court, softball and baseball fields, playgrounds, a dog run, reserved picnic areas, a marina, fishing pier and horseshoe courts. In the summer the swimming complex is a welcome respite from the heat for the entire family. The bustling complex features waterslides, an interactive water play area and four swimming pools. Fees vary for residents and non-residents.