Cantiague Park Playground
There are two separated but close playground areas.
THE ORANGE PLAYGROUND is in front of the pool complex and looks brand new. It has the tallest slide I've ever seen at a playground. There are a few swings. This playground is a medium size and bakes in the sun so bring the sunscreen. The ground is rubber.
THE OTHER PLAYGROUND area is to the left of the pool complex and much larger with multiple sections for a variety of ages. This area is not new but has some shady spots. There is even an area for very young toddlers to play. One section feels like a treehouse with lots of wobbly bridges. The ground is rubber. The bathrooms are outside the play area, a short walk away within sight.
GOOD FOR: Variety of different areas to occupy the kids for a long while.
BEST FEATURE: Giant orange slide
YOU SHOULD KNOW: The playgrounds are separated by fence with pathways connecting them. If your kid runs to the next one it can take some maneuvering to get over there. It's also hard to see the full playground from one spot. $10 fee for non-Nassau County residents on weekends after Memorial Day and weekdays after end-of-June. Also, Nassau County runs a camp in the park 9am-3pm in the summertime and access to the playground/pool may be limited.