John J. Burns

Massapequa Parks


John J. Burns Park is one of Massapequa's more well-known parks, as it is a popular venue for organized sports programs throughout Long Island and even New York State. Commonly referred to as Burns Park, this park offers a field or court for just about every sport and includes multiple fields for many sports. Most of the fields here have been converted from grass into turf over the years which now makes Burns Park Massapequa one of Long Islands Best.

One of the more well-known fields at this park is the Joe Gillespie football field, also known as home to the Massapequa Mustangs Team. This is the outstanding local Massapequa Football program for ages 8-13 with an excellent track record over the years. During the offseason, the Massapequa Mustangs football field is used other sports such as Lacrosse and Soccer. Massapequa High School Football hosts football practices under the lights of this field when it gets dark out early late in the season. In addition, Massapequa Lacrosse would practice here before turning the Massapequa High School field.

The other fields in John J. Burns park host organized events for kids of all ages for just about every sport. The abundance of courts available allows for people together with friends to play different sports. Popular options are basketball and handball because the Town of Oyster bay is generous enough to keep the lights on until 11 PM in the summer months.

This Massapequa Park also features a track that surrounds a majority of its fields for people to walk, run, rollerblade, or bike. It is another great option if you don't want to go all the way to the Massapequa Preserve. Be careful when turning the back baseball field during a Massapequa Coast Little League game, you don't want to get hit with a Home Run!

Popular Things to do in John J. Burns Park:


  • John J. Burns Park is a popular option for local sports leagues to host games and practice
  • Boat Launching Ramp is a popular option for those with Massapequa boats.
  • John J. Burns Park is a popular place to play both pickup basketball and handball.
  • Many people put their boats in the water for the summer and take it out in the winter in the canal in the back of the park.
  • John J. Burns Park hosts free concerts during the summer months that are very popular in both Massapequa and throughout Long Island.
  • Grab a bite to eat from a nearby Massapequa Restaurant after the big game!
  • Popular Location to Train at the Level Up Lacrosse Academy.

John J. Burns Park Summary


Local Nickname: Burns

Address: 4990 Merrick Rd, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Phone Number: 516-797-7980

Is Parking Available? Yes

Are Bathrooms Available? Yes


  • Monday:¬†7 AM-11 PM
  • Tuesday: 7 AM-11 PM
  • Wednesday: 7 AM-11 PM
  • Thursday: 7 AM-11 PM
  • Friday: 7 AM-11 PM
  • Saturday: 7 AM-11 PM
  • Sunday: 7 AM-11 PM


  • Baseball | Softball | Front Turf
  • Baseball |Softball | Back Turf
  • Baseball | Grass
  • Baseball |T-Ball
  • Football
  • Soccer | Multiple
  • Mini Soccer Field (Next To Playground)
  • Lacrosse |Multiple


  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Tennis | 6 Lighted Courts

Other Amenities:

  • Walking and Biking Paths
  • Boat Launching Ramps

Best For:

  • Organized Sporting Events
  • Recreational Sports
  • Exercise

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Burns Park Massapequa Photos

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John J Burns 9/11 Memorial
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Joe Gillespie Field

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Front Turf Baseball Field

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The Playground Area Being Renovated

Directions To John J. Burns Park

From The West:

  • Southern State Parkway to Exit 28A South or Long Island Expressway Exit 44 (Seaford Oyster Bay Route 135)
  • Take Route 135 To The Merrick Road East (Last Exit)
  • Continue on Merrick Road for about 2.3 miles East
  • John J. Burns is located on the right just after passing Massapequa High School on the left. It is across the street from multiple Massapequa Restaurants on the right side of Merrick Road.

From The East:

  • Take Southern State Parkway to Route 110 (Exit 32 South)
  • Continue to the end of Route 110 to Route 27A (Merrick Road)
  • Turn right onto Merrick Road and continue about 1.5 miles. John J. Burns Park will be on your left across from multiple Massapequa Restaurants.
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