Introduction to Williston Park, New York
Williston Park History
Williston Park came into existence in 1926, when New York City developer William Chatlos purchased land in the region in order to create a community for those who worked in New York City but wanted to live in the suburbs. It was named Williston Park in honor of Samuel and Henry Willis, settlers who arrived in the area in the 17th century.
Williston Park and nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
- Belmont Park race track
- Eisenhower Park
- Blue Mountain
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Things To Do In Williston Park
Local museums include the African American Museum, the Cradle of Aviation Museum and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island. The Apollo Theater, the Morris-Jumel Mansion and the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic are all accessible from Williston Park as well. Local parks and recreational areas include Belmont Lake State Park and Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Belmont Park Race Track, the Bronx Zoo and the Brooklyn Borough Hall are other popular local destinations.
Williston Park Transportation
Flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Williston Park Higher Education
Adelphi University, the College of New Rochelle, Saint John's University and CUNY Queensborough Community College are all located nearby.