Town of Babylon Parks and Recreational Facilities
Richard Tanner and Town Supervisor Arthur M. Cromarty surveying the development of Tanner Park, circa 1960; and a portrait of Mr. Tanner.
Tanner Park and Spray Park, Kerrigan Road, Copiague
- The 93-acre park includes a Skate Park, a children’s tree-house themed Spray Park, a Band Shell for summer concerts, and a Bathing Pavilion, with restaurant. Along with fishing piers and athletic fields, the park includes the Tanner Park Senior Citizen Center.
- The park was named for Richard “Dick” Tanner (1895-1971) around 1962. Born in Brooklyn, Tanner moved to Copiague in the 1930s and became active in the community. He was a member of the Copiague Fire Department, served on the Copiague Board of Education, and worked for the Town of Babylon Highway Department. He was the local GOP leader from 1937-1970, and was also a member of various local civic associations.
- Park Info: Park facility with baseball, Jr. Baseball, softball fields, turf fields for football/soccer, tennis and bocce courts. This facility also includes a boat launching ramp, fishing pier, picnic area, playground, restrooms, beach swimming, Spray Park, food services, Senior Center, and free Wi-Fi access. - https://www.townofbabylon.com/449/Parks-Playgrounds
- Spray Park Info: Resident Only bay beach facility with interactive spray park, restrooms, playground, concession, fishing pier, band shell, and WiFi access. - https://www.townofbabylon.com/440/Spray-Parks
Veterans Plaza, Great Neck Road and Maroni Boulevard, Copiague
- The plaza contains several monuments, including a list of local World War I soldiers. The list of soldiers was originally located in a garden wall at the home of John Campagnoli, the founder of the early 1900s Marconiville neighborhood.
Gateway Park, southwest corner Great Neck Road and Dixon Boulevard.
- A pocket park for several years, the park was named Gateway Park in 2019.
The All Weather Roll ‘N’ Ice was located on the north side of Sunrise Highway, across from the All Weather Drive-In Movie Theatre. Roll ‘N’ Ice offered ice skating on the first level and roller skating on the second floor. (Today, the drive-in is the Target/Home Depot Shopping Center and the Roll ‘N’ Ice is a car dealership.)