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Valley Stream State Park

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Valley Stream State Park Rd.
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Latitude 40.678165
Longitude -73.699913

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, 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.

Find more about park permit information

Find out more on picnic pavilion reservations and view photos of Valley Stream's pavilion.

No Pets Allowed

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 670Valley Stream, NY 11580

Hours of Operation

  • Cross Country Skiing: Available during the winter season.
  • Open year round, 7 am - sunset. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
  • Picnicking: Available all year.
    Permit required for groups of 50 or more. No fee for permit.
    Special Group picnic permit required for Pavilion rental.
  • Volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, softball, hiking, bicycling, fitness trail and children play areas: Available all year.

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 $65- 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.

  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Picnicking
  • Permit required for groups of 50 or more. No fee for permit.
    Special Group Picnic permit required for Pavilion rental.
    Weekends/Holidays: $250
    Weekdays: $200
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75

    Fees Collected:

    4/2 - 5/22: Sat/Sun & Holidays, 8am - 4pm
    5/28 - 9/4: Mon-Fri, 8am - 4pm, Sat/Sun & Holidays; 7am - 6pm
    9/9 - 10/9: Sat/Sun & Holidays, 8am - 4pm
Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Valley Stream State Park
(516) 825-4128

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Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Food
  • Grills
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • X-Country Skiing