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Bethpage State Park

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Aerial spraying of the pesticide Gypcheck will take place at /Bethpage/ Heckscher / Connetquot River/ State Park on Friday, May 20, 2016, beginning at sunrise. This helicopter spraying will be limited to forest areas infested with gypsy moths. This spraying will last no more than 4-hours. Access to affected areas will be restricted. It is expected those areas impacted will be reopened in the afternoon. Public notification will occur at all park entrance locations and the area to be sprayed will be posted as well. This spraying is occurring due to extremely heavy infestations of gypsy moths. If the trees are left untreated, it will cause significant defoliation and will cause further decline in the health of the trees, possibly killing them. 


The Barclays 2016: Bethpage Black will host The Barclays this August. For information and tickets please visit: The Barclays

99 Quaker Meeting House Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Latitude 40.738014
Longitude -73.468948

Bethpage State Park is best known for its five world-class golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course which was the site of the U.S. Open Championship in 2002 and 2009. Visitors also flock to the park to use the park's picnic facilities, playing fields, tennis courts, bridle paths, hiking and biking trails and cross-county skiing trails.

Bethpage State Park houses a restaurant and catering facilities, a Golf Pro Shop and driving range.

For information about Bethpage State Park Golf Course, please call (516) 249-0700.

Find out more about park permits and on picnic pavilion reservations. View the options available.

Info. on Lottery Process for Softball Field Use (2016)

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • Old Bethpage Equestrian Center: Horse Rentals, (boarding), year round, light hours - conditions permitting.
    Stable located adjacent to park property on Winding Road.
  • Tennis 

    Outdoor Court - Weather permitting.
    7 days per week. April through October. 7 am - 7 pm.

    Indoor & Outdoor - Weather permitting.
    7 am - 11 am and 2-3 pm Wkdays/7 am - 10 am Sat. - Sun. & Holidays.
    Singles may take only 1 hour. Doubles may take 1 1/2 hours when players are waiting.

    Indoor - Hard & Clay - Available year round.

    Winter Hours:
    M-Th. 7 am - 10:30 pm.
    F. 7 am - 8:30 pm.
    Sat.-Sun. 7 am - 7 pm.

    Summer Hours:
    Mon. - Fri. 7 am - 7 pm.
    Sat. - Sun. 7 am - 3 pm.
  • Golf Courses: Hours of operation are listed here. With any questions, please contact (516) 249-0700.
  • Picnic Area: Available year round. Vehicle entry fee applies.
  • Sleigh Riding & Cross Country Skiing: Available with snow cover. 12/1 - 3/31.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Empire Passports
  • Sold at park - $65.
  • Horse Rentals
  • $40 per hour
  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Model Airplane
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Picnicking
  • Group Picnic Permit - All Pavilions (Eagle and Bluebird)
    Weekends: $250
    Weekdays: $200
  • Tennis (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Community Access
    Hard Court
    Mon-Fri $21 Sat, Sun, Holiday $23
    Clay Court
    Mon-Fri $17/hr Sat, Sun, Holiday $19/hr
    Senior Discount 50% - No senior discount on Sat. - Sun. & holidays
  • Tennis (Indoor-Hard & Clay)
  • Unreserved Time
    Summer Court $30/hr Winter Court $35/hr
    Reserved Time
    Winter/Summer $45/hr
  • Tennis (Outdoor)
  • Mon-Fri after 11 am $12/hr
    Sat, Sun, Holiday After 10 am $14/hr
    Reserved $20/hr
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non Profit Buses $35 (By permit only)
    Commercial Buses $75
Sun 05 Jun
Polo at the Park
Sunday, June 5, 2016 until Sunday, October 30, 2016 03:00 PM
Bethpage State Park
(516) 249-0701

Bring a picnic lunch while enjoying the excitement of watching some of the top polo players from around the world. Visit for more details.


$5.00 general admission, vehicle use fee is in effect

Mon 11 Jul
Summer Run Series
Monday, July 11, 2016 07:00 PM
Bethpage State Park
(516) 249-0701

Entry Fee for Tier 1 opens April 1st to the first 2,500 entrants and includes all 8 races - $70.00 individual registration. Tier 2 opens to the first 1,500 entrants when Tier 1 reaches capacity and includes 4 races only – individual registration is $55.00.

In person registration: Long Island State Park Headquarters 625 Belmont Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704

Online registration: or

Printable Application and Information

No Day of Race Registration

Locations, Dates and Distances – All races begin at 7:00PM

Heckscher – June 13th – 5 miles
Sunken Meadow – June 20th – 10K
Belmont Lake – June 27th – 5K
Bethpage – July 11th – 5K
Hempstead Lake – July 18th - 4K
Caumsett – July 25th – 5K
Robert Moses – August 1st – 5K
Jones Beach – August 8th – 5 miles

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking (Accessible)
  • Golf (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Sledding * Steerable sleds only. Inflatables not permitted. Please call the park office before your arrival (516-249-0701)
  • Tennis
  • X-Country Skiing