CANTIAGUE COUNTY PARK
West John Street in Hicksville, Hicksville
127 acres


Directions:

LIE Exit 40, south on Cantiague Rock Road, east of West John Street.


History:

"Cantiague" is Algonquin for "where trees are being blazed," with "blazed" meaning marked or cut.

1648 -- while standing in the Cantiague Woods, Robert Williams purchased land that now includes Hicksville.

Since 1745 -- the 4-foot square Cantiague Rock, originally at West John Street and Cantiague Road, marked the boundary between the towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay.

1964 -- the rock was moved to the entrance of the newly-constructed Cantiague Park.

(Cynthia Blair, Newsday Names of Long Island; http://www.newsday.com/features/custom/names)


Facilities and Activities:

Basketball, bicycle paths, bocci, driving range, golf, horseshoe courts, ice skating, lacrosse leagues, miniature golf, picnic areas, playground, shuffleboard, soccer, softball league, swimming pool, tennis, touch football