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Bethpage State Park

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Address
99 Quaker Meeting House Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Latitude 40.738014
Longitude -73.468948

Bethpage State Park is best known for its five world-class golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course which was the site of the U.S. Open Championship in 2002 and 2009 and the Barclays in 2012 and 2016. Future site of the PGA Championship in 2019, the Northern Trust in 2021 and 2027, and the Ryder Cup in 2024. Visitors also flock to the park to use the park's picnic facilities, playing fields, tennis courts, bridle paths, hiking and biking trails and cross-county skiing trails.

Bethpage State Park houses a restaurant and catering facilities, a Golf Pro Shop and driving range.

For information about Bethpage State Park Golf Course, please call (516) 249-0700.

Find out more about park permits and on picnic pavilion reservations. View the options available: Eagle Pavilion, Bluebird Pavilion

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • Golf Courses
    Hours of operation are listed here. With any questions, please contact (516) 249-0700.
  • Picnic Area
    Available year round. Vehicle entry fee applies.
  • Old Bethpage Equestrian Center
    Horse Rentals, (boarding), year round, light hours - conditions permitting.
    Stable located adjacent to park property on Winding Road - 516-531-8007.
  • Sleigh Riding & Cross Country Skiing
    Available with snow cover: 12/1 - 3/31.
  • Tennis
    Outdoor Court - Weather permitting.
    7 days per week. April through October. 7 am - 7 pm.

    Indoor & Outdoor - Weather permitting.
    7 am - 11 am and 2-3 pm Wkdays/7 am - 10 am Sat. - Sun. & Holidays.
    Singles may take only 1 hour. Doubles may take 1 1/2 hours when players are waiting.

    Indoor - Hard & Clay - Available year round.

    Tennis Winter Hours:
    M-Th. 7 am - 10:30 pm.
    F. 7 am - 8:30 pm.
    Sat.-Sun. 7 am - 7 pm.

    Tennis Summer Hours:
    Mon. - Fri. 7 am - 7 pm.
    Sat. - Sun. 7 am - 3 pm.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Horse Rentals
  • $40 per hour
  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Model Airplane
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Picnicking
  • Group Picnic Permit - All Pavilions (Eagle and Bluebird)
    Weekends: $250
    Weekdays: $200
  • Tennis (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Community Access
    Hard Court
    Mon-Fri $21 Sat, Sun, Holiday $23
    Clay Court
    Mon-Fri $17/hr Sat, Sun, Holiday $19/hr
    Senior Discount 50% - No senior discount on Sat. - Sun. & holidays
  • Tennis (Indoor-Hard & Clay)
  • Unreserved Time
    Summer Court $30/hr Winter Court $35/hr
    Reserved Time
    Winter/Summer $45/hr
  • Tennis (Outdoor)
  • Mon-Fri after 11 am $12/hr
    Sat, Sun, Holiday After 10 am $14/hr
    Reserved $20/hr
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non Profit Buses $35 (By permit only)
    Commercial Buses $75
Wed 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Bethpage State Park
(516) 249-0701

Meet at the Picnic Area for this 10am hike (5 miles). For additional information please call 516-249-3560.

Come join us on a New Year’s Day hike through Bethpage State Park. Look for signs of rabbits, hawks, fox and owls along the trail. Bring water & snack; hike: rain, snow, or shine, only blizzard cancels.

Picnic area parking lot by rest rooms. From Rt 135: Take exit 8 to Powell Ave, Bethpage; go east; the first road on the north side is the entrance to the Polo Field and Picnic area. Go to the end of the road and you will be at the Rest Rooms and Play ground area. GPS 40.753023, -73.466590

Registration is preferred, but not required. To confirm attendance, call 516-249-3560 and leave information on answering machine. If you wish to have someone return your call, please say your phone number twice.

Registration: Optional

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking (Accessible)
  • Golf (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Sledding * Steerable sleds only. Inflatables not permitted. Please call the park office before your arrival (516-249-0701)
  • Tennis
  • X-Country Skiing