About West Hempstead

West Hempstead first appeared on maps as the name of a Long Island Railroad station in 1893.[3] There are 3 railroad stations within its borders: West HempsteadHempstead Gardens, and Lakeview. The line continues to Valley Stream where it joins the Babylon Branch. Content Source

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Living in West Hempstead

Halls Pond Park, the main park within West Hempstead, was dedicated by Nassau County in 1961. The smaller Echo Park contains a public indoor pool. Its name is derived from the community’s first four little league teams: Eagles, Cardinal, Hawks, and Orioles. In 1956, the West Hempstead Public Library was founded and chartered by the State in 1967. Its present 28,000 square-foot facility was completed in 2007. Content Source

Things To Do in West Hempstead

With its duck pond, playground and walking paths, the county’s 11-acre Hall’s Pond Park, at Nassau Boulevard and Hempstead Avenue, attracts children and adults, and is the site of summer concerts and other events.

Tennis and basketball courts, bridle trails, fishing ponds and a wooden carousel are nearby at Hempstead Lake State Park. The Echo Park pool complex on Nassau Boulevard, open to all Town of Hempstead residents, has indoor and outdoor pools, a diving tank, a sauna and a fitness center.  Content Source

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