James Baird State Park | Pleasant Valley Dutchess County New York
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James Baird State Park

Pleasant Valley

Dutchess County

12569, State Park, Pleasant Valley, NY, golf course, picnic areas, sports complex, James Baird Golf Course, Things to Do, Basketball, Hiking, Picnic, Playground, Nature Center, Softball, Tennis, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing James Baird State Park

James Baird State Park, a 590-acre park, is located at 14 Maintenance Lane, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 in Dutchess County. The park is situated on farmland once owned by James Baird, a contractor and engineer whose firm constructed the Lincoln Memorial. In 1939 James Baird donated the 590 acres of land to New York State under the stipulation that it be known as James Baird State Park.

Work began on the park and golf course in 1940. Construction continued intermittently during World War II and the James Baird State Park Golf Course was officially opened in 1948.

James Baird State Park has much to offer. There are spacious open and wooded picnic areas and two picnic pavilions which can accommodate up to 300 people each by reservation. There is also a sports complex where visitors enjoy playing basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball. Additionally there is a playground and a nature center. Open summer weekends, the nature center loans recreational equipment and offers nature programs. Outdoor enthusiasts will find the seven miles of scenic wooded trails ideal for hiking in the warm months and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime.

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Things To Do at James Baird State Park
Nature Center
Picnic Pavilions
Picnic Tables

    Winter Activities
    Cross-Country Skiing

Location: Pleasant Valley

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