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No. 93: Visit Robbins Lane Community Park

A park that's on our turf.

In a weekly series that aims to shine a spotlight on the attractions exclusive to Syosset, you will see a feature that will do a countdown on Patch every Tuesday called "100 Things to Do in Syosset."

This week's 100 Things to Do is all about enjoying the outdoors at Robbins Lane Community Park and the pristine three and half acres that officially opened in September of 2010.  

If you are heading south on Robbins Lane, just before you approach the railroad tracks turn right and you will see a brand new park directly in front of Located in Syosset, its artificial turf fields belonging to the Jericho Park District, caters to their sporting events such as soccer, lacrosse, and football, but if there isn't a scheduled game going on it's open for all to use for casual recreation. 

The playgrounds are divided into two age groups and completely fenced off to protect the youngsters from running near the parking lot. In the summer months, there is a food concession and a patio equipped with umbrellas and tables to enjoy the ball-park fare. Restrooms are also available.

Jericho organizations that would like to reserve the playing field can contact the Parks Department at 516-797-4127.

Grifhunter March 15, 2011 at 08:14 PM
I suggest these fun Syosset based activities: Walk your dog at the dog park, no wait, never mind. Stare through the fence at what used to be Cerro Wire and dream of the traffic the new mall will bring. How about "a scenic drive around the LIRR parking lot for hours trying to get a parking spot for the train to the city?". Or play "Dodge the Pothole" on Jackson Avenue: winner gets a new front end alignment at one of our wonderful car repair shops. There's always hide and seek at the Taj Mahal, I mean, Syosset Public Library. Or, try "pizza shop lottery", where you take chances on a prize to guess the exact location of Syosset's next three pizza parlors.
Concerned Tax Payer March 17, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Who is paying for this "park?" It says Town of Oyster Bay on the sign but you say it's Jericho Parks Dept. Enough is enough - is it open to all at any time or is this just another joke!
Joe March 17, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Everything about Syosset is a joke. The money that is spent on nonsense in this town is out of control. When will our voices be heard? You can't even sign up your kids to play sports anymore as it cost a fortune. Why? Because we have to pay for our coaches when other towns get a volunteer. Are we for real?
Howie March 17, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Joe--You sound like you grew up here like I did at a time when this was a much nicer place to live -When people coached little league teams because they loved baseball and loved teaching kids to play, not just because they wanted their kids to play shortstop and bat third. In fact many of the coaches were fixtures for years and didnt even have kids in the league. Now they'd be accused of being perverts. Parents back then were at every game to cheer the kids on. Now a lot of times the only adult that is ever seen with these kids is their nanny who many times barely speaks english. And if you are "lucky" enough to be granted an audience with some of these parents all it is for is so you can be reminded of how much they have wasted on their current lawn ornament (Hummer,Mercedes,BMW).Its really disgusting how times have changed in this town. What used to be a very pleasant tightly knit community is rapidly turning into a place with a horrible reputation for arrogance, extravagance, and snobbery. Unfortunately, this reputation is becoming warranted in part because of the attitudes that are on display by many of our residents that seem to want to emulate the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But to people who grew up here like myself and, I assume Joe, its hard to accept this constant disgusting display of arrogance and how it has affected our town in a negative manner and when we see that the kids act like the snobs of the future it doesnt look like things are getting better
Joe March 17, 2011 at 04:41 PM
Howie, Born and raised in Brooklyn....Too bad I left.
Howie March 17, 2011 at 04:49 PM
Well, grew up here and its still home to me. I just wish that it hadn't transformed into such a Snootsville. As for you, if you detest it so much, noone's holdin a gun to your head, so to speak. There's a lot of other Patches to comment on.
Joe March 17, 2011 at 06:19 PM
Howie, I don't detest it but the arrogance annoys me.
Grifhunter March 17, 2011 at 06:29 PM
Howie speaks much truth. Kids sports today in this town is about the quest for the athletic scholarship. Kids only average in baseball? Switch him to lacrosse. Ain't starting in lacrosse? Force him/her to take golf lessons or play hockey. Its insane; watch the loons spend $20, ooo a year in coaches, equipment, travel leagues, trainers, showcase tournements, hotels, gasoline, ect. all to get a scholarship to somewhere like Adelphi. You'd be better off havingyour kid play for fun, study and put the money in a college fund.
Howie March 17, 2011 at 06:57 PM
But then they'd have nothing to boast about in line at the bagel shop.
cammolax23 March 26, 2011 at 02:57 PM
love how this article is sponsored by Sportime, but its promoting Life Time Athletic....

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