Preserves & Nature Areas

Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve

Dedicated to the memory of the late New York State Sen. Norman J. Levy, a Merrick resident and a champion for the environment, Levy Park and Preserve opened to the public on Oct. 22, 2000. This award-winning Town of Hempstead preserve serves as a plant and wildlife sanctuary, as well as a tranquil respite for residents.

Marine Nature Study Area

Located on Slice Drive in Oceanside, the Marine Nature Study Area is a 52-acre preserve devoted to environmental education and natural history.

Twin Lakes Preserve

The Twin Lakes Preserve, located on Old Mill Road in Wantagh, is dedicated to the understanding, preservation and enjoyment of Long Island's natural environment.

Lido Beach Passive Nature Area

The Lido Beach Passive Nature Area is a key component of a plan to restore more than 2,200 acres of tidal wetlands.