Heckscher Park (Huntington, New York)

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Heckscher Park
Heckscher Park (Huntington, NY) Front Gate.JPG
Gateway to Heckscher Park. Heckscher Museum of Art is off to the left of this picture.
Heckscher Park (Huntington, New York) is located in New York
Heckscher Park (Huntington, New York)
Location Bounded by Madison St., Sabbath Day Path, Main St. & Prime Ave., Huntington, New York
Coordinates 40°52′30″N 73°25′36″W / 40.87500°N 73.42667°W / 40.87500; -73.42667Coordinates: 40°52′30″N 73°25′36″W / 40.87500°N 73.42667°W / 40.87500; -73.42667
Area 18.5 acres (7.5 ha)
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Second Renaissance Rivival
Governing body Local
MPS Huntington Town MRA
NRHP Reference # 85002532[1]
Added to NRHP September 26, 1985
For the New York State beach in East Islip, New York, see Heckscher State Park.

Heckscher Park is a local park and national historic district in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York. Often confused with Heckscher State Park in East Islip, New York it is bounded by Madison Street, Sabbath Day Path, Main Street & Prime Avenue, in Huntington. It is roughly triangular-shaped with a large pond on northwest corner. The park contains a prominent art museum established by industrialist August Heckscher, as well as the Chapin Rainbow Theater. It hosts annual art festivals, tulip festivals, concerts, renaissance fairs and similar activities. It also hosts the Huntington Summer Arts Festival.[2] Heckscher Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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