New Hyde Park's parks system provides plenty of outdoor space to play for local families, with all parks and facilities free of charge. The New Hyde Park Memorial Park is open year round with fields for basketball, tennis, football, and lacrosse. All these sports are also part of the Children's Summer Recreation Program, provided by the village so kids can have a safe place to play and learn about sports. For baseball, just head down to Nuzzi Field in the other corner of town, featuring dugouts and bleachers, so a full game is an easy proposition.
New Hyde Park History
The New Hyde Park area was settled when New York was owned by the Dutch and still called New Amsterdam. The town quickly grew from scattered farms to a proper town, with the original records of the town (some of the oldest local records in the country) still on file today at the Town Clerk's office. As more families immigrated to the United States, more came to live and farm in the New Hyde Park area. The town was a simple farming community until the early 1900s, when it was swiftly transformed into a residential community as urbanization rippled outward from New York.