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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Long Pond Park

Page Ave., Hylan Blvd., and Amboy Rd.

Staten Island

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

As natural resources dwindle on Staten Island, our parks are becoming ever more important as oases for plants and animals. Long Pond Park provides an important stop on the Atlantic flyway for migrating birds as well as being a place of respite and recreation for many people. This unique area is composed of a combination of wetland and woodland, including naturally formed Long Pond.

Long Pond is one of the most pristine ponds in the New York City area. Located 65 feet above sea level, it is fed completely from underground springs. Due to its elevation, the pond does not receive surface water, thus it resists pollutants that often flow into bodies of water from surface run-off. With its special level of purity, the pond is a vital habitat supporting many species of animals.

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Directions to Long Pond Park

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Long Pond Park Weather

  • Tue
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries

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