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James Baird State Park

Pleasant Valley, NY
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Nice Weekday Facility

The Jimmy is easily accessed by the Mother Road (Taconic State Pkwy). Be aware that the exit back... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Westchester County, New York
Very good playground

My kids have enjoyed the playground at this park. It is old school with a nice set of swings, a... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Gregory P
Walton, New York
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“picnic” (6 reviews)
Pleasant Valley, NY
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Jimmy is easily accessed by the Mother Road (Taconic State Pkwy). Be aware that the exit back north is closed for awhile so there will be some detour to do so. There are picnic benches in many places including several fields, covered facilities and...More

Thank Fudbutter
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My kids have enjoyed the playground at this park. It is old school with a nice set of swings, a good climbing apparatus and several slides. Nothing to fancy but plenty of room to run and play with no crowd when we have visited. I...More

Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The park is a great escape from the hassle of NYC and provides you with a great escape to picnic and just enjoy the beauty of nature. I am not aware of any other services available since we go there for our picnic.

Thank 6830self
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We used to have our company picnics here and it was great. Lots of trails and picnic tables. It's too bad that the pool has been closed, as there is not any close by.

Thank Elizabeth1123
Reviewed 12 July 2015

I was here for a college graduation cookout this time....You have to take your garbage out with you...Some parts of the park are very beautiful..I don't think you can bring alcoholic beverages to the park unless you are at one of the pavilions and you...More

Thank Jeropero
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Free entry to the park. Upper area has Pavillions where you can rent for the day including shelter with grills, picnic tables and restrooms and running water. Lower area has a playground for kids and sprinkler, grills, basketball courts and baseball field. Has a 18...More

Thank Roberto Z
Reviewed 25 June 2015

A beautiful park for the whole family. Swim,Bike, Hike,Jog, Picnic. Sports and so much more. The park is clean and very well maintained.

Thank Roy B
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I know the course got hammered this year with a bad winter but... 17 out of 18 greens were in absolutely horrible shape. Alot of bare spots. My ball did not roll on these greens, it bounced and jumped from pothole to pothole. The topper...More

2  Thank Sal F
Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

Decent state park for a hike. Also a golf course, driving range and restaurant but I have personally never used.

Thank cerveza930
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I'm trying to visit all of the state parks in Ulster/Duchess/Columbia counties this year, so yesterday James Baird got checked off the list. Signage was negligible- none leading up to the park, and none once we got inside telling us where the hiking trails were....More

Thank Christy M
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