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Welcome to Pick-a-Park, created by the Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids, a national demonstration project of The Early Years Institute to reconnect children and nature. Designed especially for young families, preschool programs and elementary schools, this inventory includes about 700 parks and preserves run by every level of government – village, town, city, county, state and federal, as well as several not-for-profit organizations.

How to Use Pick-a-Park

Start your search by typing in a zip code and radius.  If you wish to search for particluar amenities, such as: stroller and handicap accessibility, and the availability of rest rooms, playgrounds and refreshments, check off the associated features and the listing will be filtered.

Zip Code:    Radius:    Park Name (optional):

Search above to find parks near you. (Showing first 100 results)
No Parks found matching those options.

Outdoor Nature Explore Classrooms

LINCK has been helping parks and preserves, as well as schools, child care programs and libraries, open outdoor classrooms. These all nature play spaces are very special and are located in four public spaces on Long Island: Bailey Arboretum,Lattington; Long Island Children’s Museum, Uniondale; Middle Country Public Library, Centereach; and Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, Yaphank.
Learn more about outdoor classrooms by clicking here.

Please Help Us Keep Up-to-Date!

Do you know of a recent renovation? A new trail? A different parking fee? Is there a park that’s not on the list? We need to know! We would love to have your help in keeping the inventory current.

If you see something that’s no longer accurate, or have photographs we can post, please let us know by sending a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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