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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.

Pavilion Information
Valley Stream has one pavilion. Prices range from $200 to $250 and can accommodate up to 300 people. Check availability at Find out more on picnic pavilion reservations and view photos of Valley Stream's pavilion.

Pet Policy: No pets allowed

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

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round, sunrise - 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75

    Fee Collected:

    4/1/23 – 5/21/23:
         8:00am – 4:00pm, Weekends & Holidays
    5/27/23 – 9/4/23:
         7:00am – 6:00pm, Weekends & Holidays
         8:00am – 4:00pm, Daily
    9/9/23 – 10/9/23:
         8:00am – 4:00pm, Weekends & Holidays

    No buses on weekends & holidays from Memorial Day – Labor Day.

Sun 08 Oct
Harvest Wreath Making
Sunday, October 8, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Valley Stream State Park
Join us as we create fall-themed wreaths using natural materials found in the park! One wreath per family. Meet at the park office. Family Program.
Sat 18 Nov
Leaves and Trees Activity
Saturday, November 18, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Valley Stream State Park
Stop by the park office between 1:00pm and 2:30pm to participate in a tree-themed activity. No registration required.
Sat 30 Dec
Winter Wonders Walk
Saturday, December 30, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Valley Stream State Park
Enjoy the crisp winter air during a walk through the forest. Take in all the beauty winter has to offer. Please dress for the weather and meet at the park office. Family Program.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Grills
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing