NORMAN J. LEVY PARK AND PRESERVE, MERRICK, NY

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Placque at entrance to parkNORMAN J. LEVY PARK AND PRESERVE, MERRICK, NY

Hour of Operation June, July and August: 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

September - May: 7 a.m. - dusk

for holiday schedule and more info call

516.804.2000

 

Locally known as Merrick Mountain, this park and sanctuary boasts abundant plant and wildlife, numerous fitness stations along the 3 miles of nature trails, a fishing pier, kayaks, a functioning windmill and 2 fresh water ponds. Rain or Shine, 8-passenger jitneys are available for guided tours.

Open for about a decade, the site was originally the Merrick landfill which operated from 1950-1984, according to the Park's brochure. It received about 4,000,000 cubic yards of garbage, demolition debris, street sweepings and landscape waste but never hazardous/toxic material. The Department of Environmental Conservation carefully studied and tested the landfill, ground water and air before agreeing to a capping plan.

These days, the completed nature preserve is frequented by bird lovers, fishermen, exercise enthusiasts and all sorts of youth and adult groups to the tune of 30,000 visitors a year.

 

 Together Again - Atria Seniors and Me

 

Together Again - Atria Seniors and MeTogether Again - Atria Seniors and Me

water view

fishing pier

windmill

 

turtle nesting area

goats in park

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Graduate REALTOR Institute 

Jill Sackler, NYS Real Estate Broker Associate based on Long Island's South Shore
 
 

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Ron Marshall
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Your seniors really get around just like our seniors here.  How was the trip?

Aug 24, 2011 11:02 AM #1
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Cindy Westfall
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Hi Jill, love the photos and the people in them sure do look like their enjoying the day. What a great idea to turn a ugly landfill into a beautiful park.

Aug 24, 2011 03:19 PM #2
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Jill,  Those are great pictures.  Love the older folks in the tour cart ready to go check things out.

Aug 25, 2011 08:16 AM #3
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Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
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seems like a great area.. love the photos.. especially the goats.. :)

Aug 25, 2011 10:20 AM #4
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Ron - loads of fun. I think they get out almost every day.

Cindy - It's a much better use for the space. Now, most garbage is recycled and the rest is burned somewhere else is what we learned on the trip.

Belinda - My daughter came along also that day and we sat in the rear facing the opposite direction (which made it much easier to take pictures.)

Sheila - Yes, cute. They're there to work.

 

 

Aug 25, 2011 10:42 AM #5
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Scott Hayes
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Great wildlife for the seniors to enjoy Jill. I can't figure out if those are turkeys or peacocks, but they look cool

Aug 25, 2011 05:48 PM #6
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Jill, What an interesting spot to visit here on The South Shore of Long Island, and those on the trip seem to really be enjoying their day ~ Great photos and interesting history of this lovely park and preserve in the Town of Hempstead!

Aug 27, 2011 12:19 AM #7
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Ron Marshall
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Jill - just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and hope you and yours and your home are safe!

Aug 27, 2011 08:52 AM #8
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
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Scott, I was pretty sure they were pheasants.

Larry and Sheila - I thought so too. I had never taken the tour before.

Ron - Thanks so much. Saturday night at 9:00, it's raining but the winds have not picked up yet.

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