Long Island Parks Directory
Learn more about LI parks, wildlife, habitats, & related park resources. An easy to use directory, searchable by name, keyword or category. Glossary follows. We're the only resource on Long Island providing regional review of existing park conditions for improved stewardship. Review A Park for community service.
By using citizen science, we collect information about existing park conditions. We've categorized information regarding park needs for improvement as follows:
- Aesthetic Needs - Park locations where facilities function well, but aren't aesthetically pleasing.
- Boundary Needs - Park locations where there's encroachment, boundary or entry signage, and/or overall boundary issues.
- Control Erosion Needs - Park locations with eroding shorelines, and/or ineffective artificial shore hardening structures.
- Dumping & Vandalism Needs - Park locations with either dumping, graffiti, and/or vandalism issues.
- Illegal Drug & Related Activities Needs - Park locations with observed or suspected illegal drug and/or related activities.
- Illegal Trail Riding Needs - Park locations with observed illegal off road ATV or BMX (bike jump) activities.
- Interpretive Sign Needs - Park locations with observed interpretive signs in need of repair, or are lacking.
- Litter & Trash Pickup Needs - Park locations with litter or trash observed along trails, beaches, and/or parking lots, grounds.
- Natural Condition Needs - Park locations with additional vegetation needs, such as invasive species control, ecological restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, weeding naturally landscaped gardens.
- Open Space Needs - Park locations in need of designation, and/or clarifying public land policies.
- Public Access Needs - Park locations observed to have either parking needs, limited park access, handicap accessibility, safety issues, or lacking such amenities as bathroom availability.
- Tick Bite Prevention Needs - Park locations where serious ticks infestations have been observed.
- Trail Needs - Park locations where trails are showing signs of erosion, poor signage, access, or in need of maintenance.
- Water Quality Needs - Park locations observed to have either: algae blooms, trash, color, smell, siltation, etc.
- Wildlife Needs - Park listing locations to have either: feeding ducks bread, feral cats, and/or wildlife management/ reintroduction needs.