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West Hempstead Police Activity League
817 Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552
West Hempstead Police Activity League, or PAL, is a nonprofit sports league that allows children to play different typesMore of sports. This location features a hockey rink and bleachers with a great view of a pond. It also has a large parking lot in case you bring your car. Other sports include baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse and more.
Island Garden Basketball
45 Cherry Valley Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552
This basketball warehouse is a great place to join a league or just come to shoot hoops. It has over 120 games played onMore a weekly basis ranging from amatures to professional players.  This facility has been used by the New York Knicks and the New York Liberty for practicing purposes. The rec center is also used for high school practices.
Hempstead Lake State Park
Southern State Parkway Exit 18, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Hempstead Lake State Park is comprised of Hempstead Lake, McDonald Pond, South Pond, 20 tennis courts, children'sMore 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.
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