Introduction to Floral Park, New York
Floral Park, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles W of Hempstead, New York and 14 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the village are in the New York metropolitan area. Floral Park has a population of 15,967.
Floral Park History
The Village of Floral Park was originally named Plainfield. The Long Island Railroad and Jericho Turnpike first arrived in the village in the 1870s. The area was once called East Hinsdale. John Lewis Childs, a seed seller, persuaded the village people to change the name of the village to Floral Park in the 1870s. In 1888, the Long Island Railroad also changed the name of its East Hinsdale station to Floral Park. It became a part of the newly formed Nassau County in 1899.
Floral Park and nearby Attractions
- Queens County Farm Museum
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Queens Botanical Garden
- Bronx Zoo
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
- Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach
Things To Do In Floral Park
Floral Park offers numerous recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The Heritage Park also attracts a number of visitors and includes beautiful gardens and a gazebo. The village also has a swimming pool. You can also visit the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Studio Museum in Harlem and the Central Park Zoo.
Floral Park Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport is close to the village.
Floral Park Higher Education
CUNY Queensborough Community College, Adelphi University and Nassau Community College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.