List of Long Island recreational facilities

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Long Island attractions[edit]

New York City - Long Island Landmark Photo Description Dates
Kings
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum June 2008 sunset jeh.JPG Located on Long Island in New York City's borough of Brooklyn, it is the second-largest art museum in New York City, and one of the largest in the United States.
1897
Kings
Brooklyn Tabernacle
Brooklyn-Tab.jpg The Brooklyn Tabernacle is one of New York City's largest churches and Grammy Award winning Choir.
1981
Kings
Brooklyn Bridge
Pont de Brooklyn de nuit - Octobre 2008 edit.jpg Built in 1874, the Brooklyn Bridge is the oldest existing suspension bridge in the U.S.
1874
Kings
Coney Island
Nathan's Coney Island July 2007.jpg Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States.
1880s to present
Kings
Prospect Park
Long-Meadow-Panorama-M01.jpg The country's longest open park meadow, with ancient trees in Brooklyn's only extant forest.
1898
Queens
Citi Field
Citi FIeld Night.jpg The home stadium of the New York Mets baseball team.
2009
Queens
Rockaway Peninsula
Rockaway Boardwalk jeh.JPG Also called The Rockaways, a popular summer resort area since the 1830s.
1830
Queens
The Unisphere
Unisfera Flushing.jpg The symbol of Queens, the Unisphere is a giant globe in Flushing Meadows Park.
1964
Nassau
Jones Beach
Jones Beach WantaghPkwy Approach.jpg Jones Beach Tower, now a familiar Jones Beach State Park landmark, was modeled on the campanile of St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
1928
Nassau
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
NVMC 3.jpg The home arena of the New York Islanders hockey team.
1972
Nassau
Old Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury Gardens 10.JPG Charles II - Westbury House, style mansion designed by George A. Crawley, contains 23 rooms. The grounds cover 160 acres.
1903
Nassau
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Plantfield5597.JPG An arboretum and state park covering over 400 acres (160 ha) located in the Village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, New York.
1918 - 1921
Nassau
Sagamore Hill
SagamoreHill.JPG Sagamore Hill was the home of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, from 1886 until his death in 1919.
1884
Suffolk
American Airpower Museum
AmericanAirpowerMuseum.jpg The American Airpower Museum, the former site of the Republic factory in Farmingdale, New York, maintains a collection of Republic artifacts, and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history.
Post World War II
Suffolk
Bald Hill
Bald-hill-memorial.jpg Bald Hill Memorial is located in Farmingville, NY. This destination pays tribute to U.S. Veterans to honor the men and women that served the country during the Vietnam War.
1991
Suffolk
Captree State Park
Captree state park NY docks.jpg A state park located on the south shore off Jones Island (the barrier island that includes Jones Beach), overlooking the Fire Island Inlet Bridge and the westernmost section of Fire Island. Captree is a fisherman's haven and a picnicker's delight.
1954
Suffolk
Fire Island Light
Fire Island Lighthouse 09.jpg Fire Island Lighthouse is a 180 foot stone tower that began operation in 1858 replacing the 74 foot tower originally built in 1826.
1826 (Rebuilt) 1858
Suffolk
Great South Bay Bridge
GreatSouth-B-B.jpg The Robert Moses Causeway, over The State Channel and Fire Island inlet bridges to one of Long Island's great Atlantic coast islands such as Fire and Jones Beach Island connecting New York's Ocean Parkway.
1963
Suffolk
Long Island Game Farm
(Petting Zoo) with over 200 animals. The Long Island Game Farm is one of the island's oldest and most well-known establishments.
1970
Suffolk
Port Jefferson Harbor
Port Jefferson Harbor.jpg Port Jefferson Harbor continues to attract mariners, visitors, tourists, and families to an area where natural beauty is the setting for a wide variety of activities, including a ferry service to Connecticut.
Early 1900s
Suffolk
Splish Splash
Water pluss water.jpg Splish Splash is a 96-acre water park in Riverhead, New York.
1991

Public beaches[edit]

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Long Island is well known for its many public beaches. They include (from west to east):

Public parks[edit]

Country clubs[edit]

Long Island is also home to numerous country clubs, polo clubs, golf clubs, and other private recreational organizations, including:

  • Bretton Woods Country Club (Coram)
  • Bridgehampton Polo Club (Bridgehampton)
  • Brookvile Country Club (Glen Head)
  • Cherry Valley Country Club (Garden City)
  • Cold Spring Harbor Country Club (Cold Spring Hills)
  • Colonial Springs Country Club (East Farmingdale)
  • The Crescent Beach Club (Bayville)
  • Crest Hollow Country Club (Woodbury)
  • Deepdale Golf Club (Manhasset)
  • Garden City Country Club (Garden City)
  • Garden City Golf Club (Garden City)
  • Glen Head Country Club (Glen Head)
  • Engineers Country Club (Roslyn)
  • Hamlet Golf and Country Club (Commack)
  • The Hamlet Windwatch Golf Club (Hauppauge)
  • Huntington Country Club (Huntington)
  • Huntington Crescent Club (Huntington)
  • Lake Success Country Club (Great Neck)
  • Long Island Country Clubhouse in Eastport, New York
  • Manhasset Bay Yacht Club
  • Moments Golf Club (Elmont)
  • Maidstone Club (East Hampton)
  • Nassau Country Club (Glen Cove)
  • Nissequogue Point Beach Club (Smithtown)
  • North Hills Country Club (Manhasset)
  • Northport Yacht Club (Huntington)
  • Old Westbury Country Club (Old Westbury)
  • Plandome Country Club (Plandome)
  • Port Jefferson Country Club at Harbor Hills (Port Jefferson)
  • Port Washington Yacht Club (Port Washington)
  • Roslyn Country Club (Roslyn Heights)
  • Rockville Links Country Club (Rockville Centre)
  • St. George's Club (Stony Brook)
  • Sayville Yacht Club (Blue Point)
  • Seawane Country Club (Hewlett Harbor)
  • Smithtown Landing Country Club (Smithtown)
  • South Fork Country Club (Amagansett)
  • Southward Ho Country Club (Brightwaters)
  • Timber Point Country Club (Great River)
  • Towers Country Club (Floral Park)
  • Westhampton Country Club (Westhampton)
  • Westhampton Yacht Squadron (Remsenburg)
  • Woodbury Country Club (Woodbury)
  • Strathmore Vanderbuilt Country Club (Manhasset)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cedar Creek Park Newsday

External links[edit]