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Friends of Massapequa Preserve

Massapequa Preserve is 423 undeveloped acres of woodlands, ponds, lakes and freshwater wetlands that border Massapequa Creek for almost 4 miles, from South Farmingdale to Merrick Road. The Preserve is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals. (A map of the Preserve)

Originally part of the N.Y. City water supply property, the Preserve was acquired by nassau county in 1981. Massapequa Preserve is managed by the Massau County Department of Recreation and Parks, and is the largest passive use park in the County. Among the many activities permitted in the preserve are walking, hiking, jogging, rollerblading, biking, fishing, bird watching and photography.

Who are the Friends of Massapequa Preserve

We are a group of dedicated citizens who live in the greater Massapequa area, or use the preserve, who united to form a not-for-profit organization to enhance the protection, restoration, uses and appreciation of this precious community resource. We work in cooperation with the Nassau County Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Nassau County Police Department.

What are Our Goals

The Friends of Massapequa Preserve will work with the community to increase public awareness, promote educational activities, and encourage proper stewardship of the valuable natural resources in the Preserve.

Through outreach and coordination with local schools, homeowners, and volunteer organizations, we will create a coalition of preserve stewards.

Friends of Massapequa Preserve is also organizing a civilian "park watch," to be the "eyes and ears" for identifying and reporting misuse and vandalism in the preserve. Anyone can call a 24 hour hotline to report abuses of problems in the preserve, by calling the Nassau County Park Rangers at:


How Can You Help?

Friends of Massapequa Preserve's mission is to protect care for and conserve the natural beauty of Massapequa Preserve for future generations. We need the active support of the community to provide the energy, funding and problem-solving ideas that will help us achieve our goals. Act now by joining the Friends of Massapequa Preserve.

Please fill in the membership application today.

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