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Hempstead Lake State Park

Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, NY 11552
+1 516-766-1029
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Great park and carousel!

$8 parking fee, cash only, no cards. $2 for carousel ride, and it's a seemingly longer ride than... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Forked River, New Jersey
Beautiful Park

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

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Los Angeles, California
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“nice park” (3 reviews)
Peninsula Boulevard, Hempstead, NY 11552
+1 516-766-1029
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$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 17 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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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful state park, very clean. We would definitely go back for a day. We were under the pavilion so even with the passing showers we still had a good time. Park ranger came over to complement the music, he was very nice.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice location, usually have summer bbqs there with family and friends. Pool and work out center is nice and less costly than a gym membership.

Thank GG_Free
Reviewed 11 April 2016

My brother held a birthday party at the carousel house, for his 2 yr old son. I believe they paid about three hundred and fifty bucks for a 3hr use of the house area, and unlimted rides on the carousel for the adults and kids....More

1  Thank Christine K
Reviewed 6 April 2016

The "newish" playground is a family favorite for us. It has a nice layout so that you can watch both your small kids and kids a little older.

Thank Jack C
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3 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.