Babylon, NY - January 17, 2017 - Are you planning a family reunion, corporate party or large picnic this summer at one of your Long Island State Parks? If you are interested in renting one of the 12 reservable picnic pavilions on a weekend or holiday, registration will be held on a first come, first serve basis on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:00AM to 12:00 PM at the Bethpage State Park Clubhouse – Tillinghast Room.
The Tillinghast Room will open to the public at 6:30 AM.
The public must continuously remain on a first come, first served line from the moment they take their line position, until they enter the Tillinghast Room.
Reservable picnic pavilions are located at the following State Parks:
Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon
Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale
Heckscher State Park, East Islip
Hempstead Lake State Park, Hempstead
Gov. Alfred E. Smith Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park (Field # 4)
Valley Stream State Park, Valley Stream
Applications can be obtained in person at the Long Island State Park Regional Permit Department in Babylon, Monday through Friday, from 9:00AM-4:45PM. Applications can also be obtained by visiting www.nysparks.com, clicking on Regions, clicking on Long Island, and then choosing the 2017 Group Use Permit Application. You may also obtain an application by sending a business size self-addressed stamped envelope to:
P.O Box 247
Babylon, NY 11702
After March 5th, all applications will be issued on a first come, first serve basis at Long Island State Park Headquarters in Babylon.
For additional information, please call the Regional Permit Office at 631-321-3515.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com.