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.
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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 (closed from 8/20 and reopens 9/1)
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.
M-Th. 7 am - 10:30 pm.
F. 7 am - 8:30 pm.
Sat.-Sun. 7 am - 7 pm.
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.
Black Course is closed from 8/8 and is scheduled to reopen 9/1
All other golf courses closed from 8/20 and reopen 9/1
- Picnic Area: Available year round. Vehicle entry fee applies. (Closed 8/15 and reopens 9/1)
- 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
- Group Picnic Permit - All Pavilions (Eagle and Bluebird)
- Tennis (Indoor & Outdoor)
- Community Access
Mon-Fri $21 Sat, Sun, Holiday $23
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
- Tennis (Outdoor)
- Mon-Fri after 11 am $12/hr
Sat, Sun, Holiday After 10 am $14/hr
- Vehicle Entrance Fee
- Cars $8
Non Profit Buses $35 (By permit only)
Commercial Buses $75
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Bethpage State Park
Join us for our First Day Hike! The start time is 10am in our picnic area and people should meet by the playground. This will be a 5 mile hike at a moderate pace. Please dress accordingly for the weather.
For registration we are asking people to call 516 249 3560 and leave a message of how many walkers.