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Hempstead Lake State Park

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Excellent dog friendly park

Great park, dog friendly in certain areas. Dogs are not allowed by the picnic area. You can take... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Roberto L
Valley Stream, New York
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It's a big park, has various activities, some free and some not, has different courts for use... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Martine B
Hempstead, New York
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Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, NY 11552
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Hempstead Lake State Park is a big green trees state park with walking trails to explore the natural area.

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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Great park, dog friendly in certain areas. Dogs are not allowed by the picnic area. You can take you dog by the lake and enjoy the scenery. I plan on going back in the fall to see the fall foliage by the lake.

Thank Roberto L
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

It's a big park, has various activities, some free and some not, has different courts for use (i.e., basketball, tennis, bocce), has a real golf course, lake, many walking trails and parking.

Thank Martine B
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

A light snowfall made the park glisten with white snow. The paths were covered with a light dusting that made them sublime. Driving through the roadways were clear and passable. The water was magnificent to gaze upon as the chill filled the air.

Thank Damian A
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This park is easy to get to, just off the Southern State Parkway especially for those weary travelers who want to make a quick pit stop. Parking is ample. There are picnic areas, play ground for the kids and walking/jogging trails. Great park for family...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite jogging routes (2 mile loop around the giant pretty lake). Lots of fields, sports fields, picnic facilities, etc...). The running/walking trails are just marvelous.

Thank Keith_Drayer
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Had a great 3 mile run around the lake. The entire path is dirt/sand and shaded. $8.00 parking fee. Didn't run into any horses.

Thank Lews C
Reviewed July 3, 2017

$8 parking fee, cash only, no cards. $2 for carousel ride, and it's a seemingly longer ride than most carousels. Bathroom nearby, although I don't recall seeing changing table in men's room. Nice shaded, clean grassy areas for picnics, and playground has nice, soft, spongy...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

This park is big, but it is so well maintained. I love the carousel and there is always plenty of parking. Really nice park.

Thank LeeAsi
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

I have driven past this Park a billion times since I was a kid and have never come in for a walk. Took my dog there yesterday. BEAUTIFUL. Just a really nice park with many friendly people enjoying the nice weather. Cant wait to go...More

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July 3, 2017|
Response from LeeAsi | Reviewed this property |
I think it is still $8 for parking for one vehicle and it is free to walk or bike in.