Introduction to Garden City Park, New York
Garden City Park History
Records indicate that this area was settled in the 1640s as part of the town of Hempstead. In 1784, it was established as "North Hempstead". The Long Island Rail Road was established and steamboat service from Manhattan was started in 1836. Both developments brought prosperity to the community. Garden City Park is now a census-designated place and an unincorporated hamlet in the Town of North Hempstead.
Garden City Park and Nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
- Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
- George Washington Bridge
- Jones Beach State Park
- New York Aquarium
Things To Do In Garden City Park
The African American Museum showcases exhibits of the history and culture of African Americans. Nassau County Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, City Island Nautical Museum, Queens County Farm Museum, and the Science Museum of Long Island are other museums near Garden City Park. Theodore Roosevelt's home on the Sagamore Hill is a place of historic interest. Jones Beach State Park, which features more than 6 miles of ocean beach, offers facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, and golfing. People can enjoy biking, horseback riding, and hiking at the Hempstead Lake State Park, Eisenhower Park, and Valley Stream State Park. Another popular destination is the Brooklyn Heights Promenade which offers views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and downtown Manhattan.
Garden City Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from the John F Kennedy International Airport.
Garden City Park Higher Education
Nassau Community College, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, Adelphi University, and Hofstra University are among the colleges near Garden City Park.