*Archival photographs are courtesy of Huntington Historical Society, and may not be reproduced in any form without their written permission*

A landmark in the Dix Hills-Melville area, the Dix Hills Park was first opened in 1964. The park was created to provide open spaces and recreational activities for the families of the fast-growing population of this community. To this end, the Town of Huntington bought 144 acres of the Havermeyer Estate on Vanderbilt Parkway in January 1963. Additional land from the former Kalbfleisch Research Station of the American Museum of Natural history was added in 1982 for the Dix Hills Park Woodland Trail, which skirts the park’s borders.

The Park includes an Olympic-size pool, a nine hole golf course, an indoor ice skating rink, basketball courts, jogging trails, playgrounds, and large picnic areas. In addition, there are recreational programs for children and adults alike that run throughout the year. The entrance lane of the park is named after Town Supervisor Robert J. Flynn, who had spearheaded the expansion of park programs.