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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  • I love coming here every few days. The board walk in sometimes crowded so we like to walk on the trails. The views are beautiful and they are rarely crowded. The place is crowded on the weekends...  more »
  • Family beach! We love it. No waives perfect for kids and it is not deep at all :) cool playground 2 min walk from the beach also picnic tables around the playground. We stayed Field 1. Perfect! We did picnic then playground finally beach and watched the beautiful sunset. There was live music. Also they sell food, soft and alcoholic drinks. What else can you ask for a Summer Friday day?
  • We love this beach for many reasons. We always go and it is never super crowded and always easy to park. The water is very calm which is great for our 2 year old. Thursday nights are also great with country night. Amazing sunsets are a plus. The only downside is the rocky sand... but that is just the north shore beaches

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