Parks_Demarest_Kill.jpg57 New Hempstead Road, New City
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Directions:  From Main Street in New City, turn onto New Hempstead Road.  Park entrance is located east of intersection of Little Tor Road and New Hempstead Road, directly opposite John Street.

Description:  30 Acres - The land is heavily wooded with a mature stand of hardwood trees primarily composed of oaks, maples, ash, hickory, tulip and sycamore.  The site contains federal wetlands that include a 2.5 acre pond, the Demarest Kill Stream and its tributaries.

History:  Purchased by the County in 1968 for general municipal use.  In 1997, the County Executive and Legislature officially opened the property to the public for recreational use.  In 1998, the property was dedicated as parkland.

Present Use:  The roadway from the parking area to the pond provides access to a hiking trail, picnic area, wooden fishing station and benches.  The pond is stocked with Brown Trout annually.

Future Plans:  Connect the property to Dutch Garden.

Wildlife:  Coyote and Red Fox (occasional), White-tailed Deer, Muskrat, Opossum, Skunk, Rabbit, Sunfish, Large-mouth Bass, Brown Trout, Perch, Pickerel and over 100 species of birds have been observed.

Rest Rooms:  No      Handicapped Accessible:  Parking, Picnic Tables & Fishing Station.

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