Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park

Sunken Meadow State Park, also known as Governor Alfred E. Smith State Park, is a 1287acre state park located in the Town of Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York on the north shore of Long Island. The park, accessible via the Sunken Meadow State Parkway, contains the 27-hole Sunken Meadow State Park Golf Course.
Sunken Meadow State Park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. The park's features include 3mi of beaches on the Long Island Sound, a 3/4mi boardwalk, 6mi of hiking trails, and facilities for biking, horseback riding, watersports, and general recreation. Playgrounds, softball fields, and a soccer fields are also available at the park. A wedding and event facility known as "The Pavilion" is available during the summer.
The Sunken Meadow State Park Golf Course features 27 holes that may be played as either nine or 18 holes, in addition to a driving range and putting green. The first two nine-hole courses, Red and Green, were built in 1962, followed by the Blue Course in 1964. All three courses were designed by Alfred Tull. A bar and snack food restaurant near the course is available and open to the public.
The park's grounds are used as a venue for cross country running, and host competitions for cross country teams from local high schools and runners' clubs. The five-kilometer course, featuring the deliberately named "Cardiac Hill", is regarded as one of the most difficult cross country courses in the US.
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  • What a great place to come and walk the boards and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views. No dogs are allowed but people yes! There is usually something interesting to look at whether it is yachts o...  more »
  • This is a great place to go if you want to capture a beautiful sunset or if you want a great workout. The boardwalk is 3/4 mile end to end. Walkers and runners frequently go here. I just did six miles...  more »
  • Very well kept park along the shore. 3/4 mile boardwalk, immaculate. Nice beach. Nice picnic areas (that fill up fast in the summer!)
  • Beautiful park, lots to do and you can walk out on the sand or walk on the little boardwalk. I came here with my daughter and my nieces and they had a ball. Ages ranging from 9 to 4 years of age. Wasn't that chilly but it wasn't the summer so I'm sure there must be vendors and lots more to do when its warm out.

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