Introduction to Kings Park, New York
Kings Park, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles N of Brentwood, New York and 39 miles E of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Nassau - Suffolk metro area, Kings Park is home to some 16,146 residents.
Kings Park History
Kings Park was once a small railroad station known as Brooklyn East. The King’s Park Psychiatric Center was built in 1885 and the community went on to be renamed after the hospital. The community thrived around the hospital, which reached its peak patient population in 1954. The Psychiatric Center continued to be the chief employer in the area and was influential in its development. The community continued to grow after the hospital was closed and it went on to become one of the wealthiest areas in New York.
Kings Park and nearby Attractions
- Northport Historical Museum
- Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
- Sunken Meadow State Park
- Indian Hills Country Club
- Crab Meadow Park
- New Mill Pond
Things To Do In Kings Park
The best part of King’s Park is its five-mile long shoreline. The beaches are the most popular spots and are flocked by residents as well as tourists, who pursue beach-based activities and various water sports. The area is also home to some interesting museums where one can get enlightened about the local history. Golf lovers have easy access to some excellent golf courses along the shore.
Kings Park Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Kings Park Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Suffolk County Community College, Dowling College, and Suffolk County Community College.