Cornwell Avenue Elementary School 250 Cornwell Ave, West Hempstead, NY11552 Cornwell Avenue Elementary School is a public school in the West Hempstead Union Free School District. It was founded in…More 1956, the same year as West Hempstead Middle School. About 360 students in first through fifth grade are educated here. Students get a preview of some clubs and activities that will be available to them in student newsletter. Several interesting and enjoyable events are open to students, their families and the rest of the community throughout the year, including the annual Fall Festival.
Hempstead Lake State Park Southern State Parkway Exit 18, West Hempstead, NY11552 Hempstead Lake State Park is comprised of Hempstead Lake, McDonald Pond, South Pond, 20 tennis courts, children's…More playgrounds, basketball courts, a softball field, picnic areas, a historical wooden carousel and trails for horseback riding, running, biking and hiking. A picnic pavilion, party room, both located near the carousel, are available for rent for large groups. Hempstead Lake, which is considered the largest lake in Nassau County, can be used for boating with an annual park permit and catch-and-release fishing. Swimming is prohibited. In the fall, the ponds are stocked with trout and the park hosts fishing tournaments, family festivals and demonstrations. Other fish lurking in the park's waters include sunfish, carp, tiger muskies, large mouth bass, chain pickerel, black crappie and perch. The park permits dogs in certain areas of the park provided they are on a leash that is no longer than six feet. The park charges fees for permits, vehicles entering the facility and for use of the carousel and tennis courts.