Introduction to New Hyde Park, New York
New Hyde Park History
The first European settlers in Hyde Park were Dutch and English. Secretary of the Province George Clarke’s wife, Anne Hyde, gave the name Hyde Park, as Anne’s family estate in England was called Hyde Hall. New Hyde Park was officially incorporated in 1927.
New Hyde Park and nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Queens Botanical Garden
- Eisenhower Park
- Roslyn Grist Mill
- Blue Mountain Reservation
Things To Do In New Hyde Park
Local museums include the African American Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Parks in the region include Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Hempstead Harbor Park and Valley Stream State Park. Queens Botanical Garden and Bergen County Zoological Park are also accessible from New Hyde Park as well.
New Hyde Park Transportation
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
New Hyde Park Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Adelphi University, Nassau Community College and the New York Institute of Technology.