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“Hidden Diamond on Gold Coast”

Morgan Memorial Park
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Glen Cove
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new york
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hidden Diamond on Gold Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

A beautiful park located in Glen Cove Waterfront. This park was donated to the residents of Glen and Locust Valley by financier J P Morgan in loving memory of his wife. The views are spectacular!

Visited November 2013
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English first
Glen Cove, New York
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76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Walk in the park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I go for a walk here every other day. It is a beautiful park here in glen cove, with water views & plenty of bench's to sit on. It has a small beach with snack stand. There are some steep hills to walk so be careful. Also some nights there is free music, check it out.

Visited August 2013
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Glen Cove, New York
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6 reviews
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“Awesome Sunsets!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This park (while only available to residents of Glen Cove and Locust Valley during the peak summer season of Memorial Day to Labor Day), does not verify resident status during the non-peak season and during peak season I think the check-in station is closed after 5 pm but the gates remain open until dusk. So if you are an out-of-towner please respect one of the City of Glen Cove's most prized possesions...take only photos...leave only foot prints. There is a swimming beach at this park in addition to lovely paved walkways which are handicapped accessible. There are no real "formal" floral gardens, but the assortment of trees and wildflowers, along with gazebo, seating and picnic benches throughout, make it comfortable for all ages to enjoy a scenic stroll, a refreshing swim (only allowed when lifeguards are on duty) as well as offering a delightful picnicking or BBQ location (free charcoal grills are available amongst the beautiful trees on the gentle slopes of the parks but you have to bring your own fuel and make your own fire). If you walk up to the top of the highest hill in the park there is also special 9/11 memorial bench. In addition there is a free Sunday concert series during the summer as well as an free annual car show that typically takes place in July sponsored by the Gold Coast Cruisers. This park and beach are a unique setting on the shores of Hempstead Bay and it's often used as a photo location for weddings and fashion shoots. It is also a great spot to view marine birds and contains one of the most expansive rock jetties on Long Island which makes it a very popular fishing spot for the locals. This park is a piece of history and exemplifies what the "Gold Coast" of Long Island was all about.

Visited July 2013
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Smithtown, New York
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Grucci fireworks show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

The park was severely damaged by storm a while back but was rebuilt and was in full operation for the annual 4th of July Music and Fireworks Show. The park was crowded but there was plenty of room to set up beach chairs to listen to the band during the day or swim at the beach. Grills were available for barbecuing and at about 930 PM a Grucci Fireworks display went off over the water. You could see at least a dozen other shows going off around the harbor and L.I. Sound for about an hour. There was plenty of Mr. Softee ice cream vendors to delight the children. Traffic was a little slow when departing but all in all it was worth the trip.

Visited July 2013
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New York
2 reviews
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“Mosquito/bugs from hell”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

This place is with all its beauty of a bay, but for surprise comes with bugs/mosquito from hell. Me and few of my buddies went on a little fishing adventure and got to the park a little after sunset. Although we got there late, but we didn't wanted miss a golden opportunity to hook some fish. Oh my god.. was that bug/mosquito invasion or what.

At the end we figured that we were not baiting the fishes but the Mosquitos were baiting us with fish... lol. JUNE 2013

Visited June 2013
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