Elmont locals never fail to enjoy a trip to Valley Stream State Park, a beautiful strip of land that is just right for a picnic or a relaxing nature walk. The park has picnic areas with tables, fireplaces, and grills, making it a perfect place for a barbecue. The park also has plenty of sports fields and courts, such as bocce courts, horseshoe pits, basketball court, and volleyball court. The park also has trails designed to give visiting families and children a chance to see the beauty of the park without having to trek for too long.
Starting out as a small community hospital in the 1960s, Franklin Hospital has grown into the thriving community hospital it is today, assuring the people of Elmont that compassionate, comprehensive medical care is never far. The hospital and its 300-plus beds are equipped to handle any medical situation that comes up including emergencies as the hospital's emergency department is one of the most advanced in the area. One of the things that sets Franklin Hospital apart is its highly advanced rehabilitation center, with more than 100 beds available for those in need, and many medical disciplines combing for the best effect.