Norman Levy Park and Preserve
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Norman Levy Park and Preserve is a man-made park on the South Shore of Long Island in Merrick, New York. The park is situated on a hill and has excellent views of the Manhattan skyline and Long Island. Norman Levy Park and Preserve was once a landfill but was transformed to a park space in 2000. The park is named after Norman J. Levy, who was a New York State Senator and a champion for the environment. The park is the highest point on Long Island's South Shore, and has an average altitude of around 120 feet.
The park has many groomed trails which take visitors to the top of the hill. Along the trails, there are many exercise stations for the more active visitors. For a more leisurely visit, one can take a tour around the park with one of the park rangers. This tour includes trip to the pier which extends into the bay, a view of Long Island's horizon, and a clear view of Manhattan Island. Other amenities include fishing, bird spotting, and hiking. Dogs and pets are not allowed in the Park and Preserve.