Introduction to Deer Park, New York
Deer Park, New York, in Suffolk county, is 4 miles W of Brentwood, New York and 34 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau-Suffolk metropolitan area with. Deer Park’s population is approximately 28,316.
Deer Park History
Deer Park was first settled in by Europeans in 1666 by Jacob Conklin. The area was named because of the abundance of deer in the area. The economic development of the area largely depended upon farming. It is also famous for its dahlia cultivation and is known as the 'fruit basket' of New York State. A railroad first entered the area in 1842, and the first post office in Deer Park was established in 1851. Deer Park was the summer spot of President John Quincy Adams.
Deer Park and nearby Attractions
- Bethpage State Park
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
- Belmont Lake State Park
- American Airpower Museum
- Adventureland Amusement Park
Things To Do In Deer Park
Local parks include Birchwood Park, Pine Acres Park and the Bethpage State Park. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary, the Adventureland Amusement Park and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are all accessible from Deer Park. Golfers can enjoy a visit the to the Dix Hills Park Golf Course and the Heartland Golf Park. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest living collection of fish, amphibians and freshwater reptiles in New York State.
Deer Park Transportation
John F. Kennedy Airport is nearby.
Deer Park Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus and SUNY-College of Technology at Farmingdale are the nearby colleges.