Suffolk County Parks Department

Find Suffolk County New York parks and recreation department, including city and state park authorities, and systems. Parks departments provide information on local recreation facilities, city parks, state parks, activities, recreational land use, and sporting.


New York State Parks and Recreation 50 Irish Lane East Islip NY 11730 631-224-5413


Patchogue Parks and Recreation 380 Bay Avenue Patchogue NY 11772 631-475-4302

Riverhead Parks and Recreation 55 Columbus Avenue Riverhead NY 11901 631-727-5744

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What is a Parks Department?

A parks department is responsible for maintaining and managing local, state or regional parks. Public parks and recreational lands all need oversight to ensure that the properties are maintained and kept safe for citizens to use. A parks department is responsible for all activities and operations at park properties.

There are parks departments at the local, state, and federal levels. This department also oversees certain sporting events in addition to its maintenance responsibilities. In some jurisdictions, the department is responsible for operating programs such as fitness and exercise classes, sports leagues, nature walks, bicycle trails, environmental programs, and research programs. A parks department may also be responsible for some youth training and education programs.