Heckscher State Park - New York | Kids Out and About Long Island

Heckscher State Park - New York

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Heckscher Parkway Field 1
East Islip , NY , 11730
Phone: (631) 581-2100
40° 44' 32.9136" N, 73° 10' 38.0208" W
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Heckscher State Park was once the 19th century estates of George C. Taylor and J. Neal Plum. William Nicoll, founder of the Town of Islip, originally built his estate on this property. The park was bought by the State of New York using a donation by the affluent August Heckscher with strong opposition from wealthy local residents. It was one of Robert Moses' most difficult fights to obtain land for public recreation on Long Island. Only with assistance and support from then Governor Alfred E. Smith was Moses able to close the deal on this beautiful property fronting the Great South Bay.
Classes and workshops based around nature are offfered.

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