Belmont Lake State Park
Belmont Lake State Park is located in Babylon, New York, in Suffolk County on Long Island. The park has boating and picnicking facilities and playing fields for popular sports. A modern children's playground is also available. It is convenient to the Southern State Parkway at Exit 38 as well as Exit 37N to Belmont Avenue. Bike and pedestrian entrances exist at several points around the perimeter which are free all year long. Paddleboats and rowboats can be rented to enter the lake. Swimming is not permitted.
The park served as the headquarters of the Long Island State Park Commission and Long Island State Parkway Police from their founding in 1946 until their disbandment in 1977 and 1980, respectively. It now serves as the headquarters of the Long Island region of New York State Parks, as well as the New York State Park Police. It served as one of the offices of Robert Moses.
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