Directions:

The Freeport Recreation Center is located at 130 E. Merrick Rd. in Freeport, Long Island and is easy to reach from throughout NY Metro area and just 20 minutes from JFK Airport. These are best routes based on traffic. Please look up the Freeport Recreation Center address on your own for more direct route instructions. Click This Link to see the satellite map.

 

By Long Island Railroad (LIRR) from NYC:
From Manhattan take the any subway to Penn Station. Then take any Long Island Railroad (LIRR) BABYLON line train to the Freeport Station. Get off here and head east toward Henry St., make first right onto Henry St. then left on to E. Merrick Rd. and the Freeport Rec. Center will be on your right. The Babylon line is the busiest and has the most trains heading to and from Penn all hours even on the weekend.

 

Driving:
From NJ, PA, Staten Island By Way of Belt Past JFK Airport Plan A:
Take ramp right for JFK Expy toward Airport Exit / Belt Pkwy. Pass Holiday Inn Express on the right take ramp left for Belt Pkwy toward eastern Long Island. Keep left to stay on Belt Pkwy North and road name changes to Southern State Pkwy. Take this east to exit 22S, take ramp right for Meadowbrook Pkwy south toward Jones Beach. At exit M9 W, take ramp right for Merrick Rd. west. Continue ahead and bear (stay) right at the first light to to stay on E. Merrick Rd. About 200 yards ahead on your left will be the Freeport Recreation Center at 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport, Long Island. Or if you bear left at this light, this becomes Mill Rd., stay on this a quarter mile and the huge free parking lot will be on your right hand side.

 

Plan B: You may stay on the Belt Parkway east through Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Baldwin and then Freeport. Once in Freeport find Henry St. and make right on to Henry St., then turn left on to E. Merrick Rd. and the Freeport Rec. Center will down a little ways on your right hand side at 130 E. Merrick Rd. Freeport, Long Island.

 

From upper NY State or New England via Whitestone Bridge
Depart I678 South / Bronx Whitestone Bridge toward I.678 South / Whitestone Expy. Take ramp left for Cross Island Pkwy South toward Eastern, Long Island. At Exit 25A, take ramp left for Southern Pkwy / Southern State Pkwy East toward Eastern Long Island. At exit 22S, take ramp right for Meadowbrook Pkwy toward Jones. At exit M9 W, take ramp right for Merrick Rd. west. Continue ahead and bear (stay) right at the first light to to stay on E. Merrick Rd. About 200 yards ahead on your left will be the Freeport Recreation Center at 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport, Long Island. Or if you bear left at this light, this becomes Mill Rd., stay on this a quarter mile (or less) and the huge free parking lot will be on your right hand side.

 

From upper NY State, New England via Throgs Neck Bridge
Depart I295 North / Throgs Neck Bridge toward I95 South. Stop for toll booth. At exit 9, take ramp right toward Fort Schuyler / Pennyfield Ave. Keep straight onto Throgs Neck Expy. Turn left onto Prentiss Ave. Road name changes to Lawton Ave. Turn left onto Throgs Neck Expy Ext with Shell station on the corner. Take ramp left for I.295 South / I.695 South / Throgs Neck Expy. Road name changes to I295 South / Throgs Neck Expy. Stop for toll booth. At exit 8, take ramp right and follow signs for Cross Island Pkwy South. At exit 25A, take ramp left for Southern Pkwy / Southern State Pkwy East toward Eastern Long Island. At exit 22S, take ramp right for Meadowbrook Pkwy toward Jones Beach. At exit M9 W, take ramp right for Merrick Rd. west. Continue ahead and bear (stay) right at the first light to to stay on E. Merrick Rd. About 200 yards ahead on your left will be the Freeport Recreation Center at 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport, Long Island. Or if you bear left at this light, this becomes Mill Rd., stay on this a quarter mile (or less) and the huge free parking lot will be on your right hand side.

 

From NJ / PA / NY via George Washington Bridge
Depart I-95 North / US-1 North / US-9 North / George Washington Bridge Upper Level / Upper Level George Washington Bridge Toll road. Keep right onto I-295 South / Cross Bronx Expy. Keep straight onto I-295 South / I-695 South / Throgs Neck Expy. Road name changes to I-295 South / Throgs Neck Expy. Stop for toll booth, take ramp right and follow signs for Cross Is Pkwy South. At exit 25A, take ramp left for Southern State Pkwy East toward Eastern Long Island. At exit 22S, take ramp right for Meadowbrook Parkway South toward Jones Beach. At exit M9 W, take ramp right for Merrick Rd. west. Continue ahead and bear (stay) right at the first light to to stay on E. Merrick Rd. About 200 yards ahead on your left will be the Freeport Recreation Center at 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport, Long Island. Or if you bear left at this light, this becomes Mill Rd., stay on this a quarter mile (or less) and the huge free parking lot will be on your right hand side.