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Hempstead Lake State Park

Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, NY 11552
+1 516-766-1029
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Snow covered paths

A light snowfall made the park glisten with white snow. The paths were covered with a light dusting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Damian A
Staten Island, New York
via mobile
Easy Access to Hempstead Lake State Park

This park is easy to get to, just off the Southern State Parkway especially for those weary... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Hempstead, New York
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“tennis courts” (5 reviews)
“picnic areas” (5 reviews)
Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, NY 11552
+1 516-766-1029
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 9 November 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

Thank 65savvytravelers
Reviewed 2 October 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 18 September 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 3 July 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

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 3 May 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 3 March 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

Thank muddyrts
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a spacious, safe state park with plenty of areas for picnicking, tennis, jogging, ball playing and many other things.

1  Thank mem212
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Today, my 13 yr old daughter and I walked around the lake. We parked by McDonald Pond, walk passed people picnicking and fishing and accessed the trail near where we drove into the park - off Peninsula Blvd. It's a nice walk in the woods....More

Thank timber_tee
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice lake and trails with horses, people and bikes. I know it as a clean, quiet, & safe green place to hang out, but upon reading some other reviews i realize that i have just scratched the surface. My mission now is to go find...More

Thank kswiss3978
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4 July 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.