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Description - Valley Stream State Park is located in an urban area offering access year-round except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Countless ball fields are offered along with a variety of trails ranging from nature to exercise. Picnic site amenities include tables, fireplaces and grills.

Attractions - Valley Stream State Park is a day use picnic facility next to a highly developed residential area. The park offers picnic areas with tables, fireplaces and grills; children's play areas; horseshoe, volleyball, basketball, bocce ball courts; ball fields; nature trails and cross-country ski trails. The Squirrel Nut and Hickory Nut nature trails give children the opportunity to explore the various habitats within the park. The park has a walking course, a half-mile loop with 15 stations, at which walkers can complete a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises. It is a unique outdoor exercise adventure with a focus on cardiovascular fitness, vitality and longevity for all ages.

Recreation - Valley Stream State Park offers bike trails, a nature trail, an exercise trail, picnic pavilions and tables, concession, play fields, a children's playground, recreation programs and cross-country skiing in winter.

Climate - The Valley Stream State Park area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

Location - Valley Stream State Park is located in Valley Stream off Southern State Parkway.


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Contact Information:
Valley Stream State Park, P.O. Box 670 , Valley Stream, NY, 11580, Phone: 516-825-4128

Additional Information:
Long Island Travel Region - Millions of annual visitors find Long Island to be a recreation haven, particularly along the southern coast. Extending 118 miles, this urban stretch of land offers everything from historical sights to mammal observations.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Links:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website

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