Brentwood State Park

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Brentwood State Park
Brentwood State Park Sign; Close-Up.jpg
Sign inside the Crooked Hill Road entrance to Brentwood State Park.
Brentwood State Park is located in New York
Brentwood State Park
Location of Brentwood State Park within New York State
TypeState park
Location375 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, New York[1]
Coordinates40°47′23″N 73°16′19″W / 40.7898°N 73.2719°W / 40.7898; -73.2719Coordinates: 40°47′23″N 73°16′19″W / 40.7898°N 73.2719°W / 40.7898; -73.2719
Area52 acres (0.21 km2)[2]
Created2003 (2003)[3]
Operated byNew York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors205,020 (in 2014)[4]
OpenAll year
WebsiteBrentwood State Park

Brentwood State Park is a 52-acre (0.21 km2) state park and athletic field complex located in the hamlet of Brentwood in Suffolk County, New York, United States.

History[edit]

Brentwood State Park occupies land that was once part of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. As that facility underwent downsizing in the late 1990s and early 2000s, a 460-acre (1.9 km2) portion of the property was purchased for redevelopment as residential and business space. The developer transferred 52 acres (0.21 km2) to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to be converted into athletic fields.[3]

The park initially opened to the public in 2003. However, the majority of the athletic fields and other facility improvements were not completed until 2009, after $15 million in improvements were made to the property.[3]

Park description[edit]

Brentwood State Park features eight artificial turf soccer fields and two artificial turf baseball fields. The two entrances to the park are on Crooked Hill Road (Suffolk CR 13) and Community College Drive (Suffolk CR 106). The park also features a maintenance building including a concession stand and restrooms.[5] A playground was scheduled for completion in 2013.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brentwood State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 671. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-16. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Cioffi, Lauren (September 25, 2009). "Brentwood State Park Athletic Field Complex opens". Newsday. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Brentwood State Park Athletic Field Complex Celebrates Official Opening". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. September 25, 2009. Retrieved June 3, 2015.

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