Christopher Morley Park
Searingtown Road Roslyn-North Hills, NY 516-571-8113
98 acres; swimming pools (fee), boat basin for model sailboats, tennis courts (fee), 9-hole golf course, playgrounds, fitness trail, 2-mile jogging course, baseball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, paddleball, shuffleboard, horseshoes
For the dogs: A strong group of regulars congregate in this attractive dog run. The fenced area has a wood chip base, with easy parking and a water source. Small and large dogs share the same space - and dogs are only allowed in the run, not elsewhere in the park.
Ice skating: This outdoor ice-skating rink is framed by trees, landscaped hills and a small boat basin. It's open Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with two-hour sessions on Monday and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday's two hour sessions are 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday sessions are at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. The rink is popular with a group of seniors who call themselves the "Frisky Prunes" and hit the ice weekday mornings. The rink can be rented for parties. The "hearth room" skate building is a popular hangout on cold days, where skaters can warm themselves in front of a toasty fire. Admission: $4-$14, depending on age, residency and Leisure Passport. Skate rental: $5.Hours: 2-hour sessions: 10:30 a.m. Mon. - Tues., 10:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m. Wed., 4 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Fri., 10:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 4 p.m. Sat. - Sun. Season: Outdoor Ice Skating: 1st Fri. in December to early March, weather permitting