Guide to Playgrounds & Parks on Long Island

Long Island's wonderful parks and playgrounds are part of what makes raising kids here special. No need to coordinate playdates; just head to a neighborhood playground to meet friends or make new ones. You can also do a lot more than just play in the parks, you can go bird-watching, boating, picnicking, or just lay on the grass and stare at the clouds.

This guide to Long Island's Best Playgrounds & Parks will lead you to some long-standing favorites as well as innovative newbies that we adore.

Photo courtesy of Town of Babylon Parks and Recreation.