|The John J. Burns park in Massapequa boasts a state-of-the-art athletic complex and a nice little playground, marked by a field of blue.|
|Valley Stream State Park is a natural oasis in a densely developed residential area that features nature trails, picnic areas and two playgrounds.|
|The playgrounds at Southaven County Park in Shirley provide large play spaces in a park that also features camping, nature trails and boat rentals.|
|The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City is a great place for kids to explore the history of flight and air travel with a special eye towards Long Island's contributions to aerospace. With a combination of historic displays and hands-on activities, there's plenty to do for children of all ages.|
|The South Shore Nature Center in East Islip is the home of a small museum where kids can get a closeup look at some native Long Island wildlife, as well as an extensive complex of walking trails.|
|The Central Park Zoo is a terrific spot to take a break from the bustle of Manhattan and enjoy some animal habitats.|
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