July 5, 2019

Embrace the Outdoors at These Glen Cove Parks

Glen Cove's outstanding public parks and amenities make it one of the best places on Long Island to  get more bang for your buck.  While known for its lovely beaches, Glen Cove also has amazing parks and recreation, including an incredible public golf course.

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Recreation options abound with the parks system of Glen Cove. This includes Big Ralph Park, with basketball and handball courts in addition to a play area for little ones. Recently refurbished Dennis Bryan Murray Park provides ample space to enjoy the outdoors, with 2 playing fields and large playground. John Maccarone Memorial City Stadium is perfect for baseball fans, with 8 fields and league play from t-ball through adult softball and baseball. One of the oldest parks, it has a rich history and is also the site of the annual Old Timers Base Ball Game. 

Glen Cove is also home to nature preserves such as the Welwyn Preserve on Crescent Beach Road. The site is home to the Holocaust Memorial & Educational Center and features 204-acres with trails, ponds, a coastal salt marsh and access to a stretch of Long Island Sound shoreline.  Nearby, the Garvies Point Museum & Preserve offer waterfront trails and a museum with regular events and activities.

As a waterfront city, Glen Cove offers beautiful beaches, some of which are available exclusively to residents of Glen Cove. Prybil Beach is a picture perfect place for a swim. Morgan Memorial Park offers 40 acres of lanscaped park that covers rolling hills, waterfront paths and a swimming beach.

Court sport enthusiasts will love Stanco Memorial Park, which includes four tennis courts (3 lighted), 2 basketball courts and 4 handball courts and a newly refurbished pickle ball court that will open soon. This gem of a municipal park sits adjacent to one of the prettiest and most accessible golf courses on the Island, the Glen Cove Golf Club.

This municipal course offers up gorgeous views of Long Island Sound; it was constructed on the grounds of a former Gold Coast estate. Situated just a 5 minute drive away from The Beacon at Garvies Point, this public course is equally good for a quick 9 holes after work or an early tee time with friends on a Saturday.

Built in 1970 by William Mitchell, this executive course is known to be both picturesque and challenging. Tight fairways and water on 6 of the holes makes for longer play that a typical executive course. Fast greens and easy walkability complement the challenge. Golfers all across the Island speak fondly of the 2nd hole, one of the toughest on the course. This 395 yard, par 4 is bordered by water all along left side of the fairway and features lovely views of Connecticut across the Sound.

Glen Cove Golf Club hosts golf lessons, weekly Women's Clinics, a 10-week Summer Camp for children 6-16, and private golf outings in several formats, from best ball to scramble. With a full pro shop and restaurant, The View Grill, on site, the club is loaded with amenities. Residents of Glen Cove also have access to special rates for membership and greens fees. This scenic golf club should definitely be you your list of "must tee" courses for the summer.

Prefer a private club? No problem! Residents of Garvies Point are eligible for special pricing, through RXR, at The Engineers Country Club in nearby Roslyn Harbor. The amenities at ECC include a beautifully maintained 18-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Devereux Emmet, based on some of the most challenging holes in Scotland. The club also features Har-Tru Clay tennis courts, swimming pool, dining and social events. Connect with us at Garvies Point to learn more about the ECC opportunities.

Glen Cove is a city where one can truly embrace the outdoors, from the waterfront to the parks and beyond. Come and see for yourself what it is like to live life on point with a tour of Garvies Point.