What to do in Valley Stream State Park

Valley Stream State Park is located in an urban area offering access year-round except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Countless ball fields are offered along with a variety of trails ranging from nature to exercise. Picnic site amenities include tables, fireplaces and grills.

Valley Stream State Park is a day use picnic facility next to a highly developed residential area. The park offers picnic areas with tables, fireplaces and grills; children's play areas; horseshoe, volleyball, basketball, bocce ball courts; ball fields; nature trails and cross-country ski trails. The Squirrel Nut and Hickory Nut nature trails give children the opportunity to explore the various habitats within the park. The park has a walking course, a half-mile loop with 15 stations, at which walkers can complete a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises. It is a unique outdoor exercise adventure with a focus on cardiovascular fitness, vitality and longevity for all ages.

Valley Stream State Park offers bike trails, a nature trail, an exercise trail, picnic pavilions and tables, concession, play fields, a children's playground, recreation programs and cross-country skiing in winter.

Valley Stream State Park is located in Valley Stream off Southern State Parkway.

The Valley Stream State Park area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

P.O. Box 670
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Phone: 516-825-4128

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