Today at the Preserve

Pond in summer

The Sands Point Preserve’s grounds are open for visitors, Wednesdays through Sundays, until 6 pm. The Great Lawn, Rose Garden, Woodland Playground, forest trails, dog run, and pond area are accessible, however the mansions and Welcome Center are closed. Restrooms are available in Castle Gould’s Black Box, and are closed periodically for sterlizing and cleaning throughout the day. The number of cars will be limited to avoid crowding in the parking areas and on the grounds.

Please note:
– Social distancing is required at all times.
– Face masks must be worn if less than 6′ from visitors of different households.
– Face masks are required for all visitors on the trails when passing others.

View complete information about Admission and Visitor Safety Rules.

Visitor Hours

Please note: starting on September 1, the Preserve closes at 6 pm, latest entry at 5:30 pm.

The Preserve will be open on Labor Day at 9 am to 6 pm.

Wednesdays through Saturdays:
All Visitors: 11 am – 6 pm
Members Only: 9 – 11 am
Please note: latest entry is 5:30 pm

Sundays:
All Visitors: 9 am – 6 pm
Please note: latest entry is 5:30 pm

Mondays –Tuesdays:
Closed for grounds maintenance.

Admission

 

Admission to the Preserve is $15 per car or free for members of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

A new “Pay Station” at the Gatehouse enables contactless payment of the admission fee, with credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and cash. If paying by cash, please bring exact change.

Purchase your 14-month membership today for free admission to the Preserve and discounts to many of our future events.

Visitor Safety Rules

 

All visitors are required to follow these rules, which support the guidelines set forth by New York State and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:

– Social distancing is required: keep 6 feet apart.
– Wear face masks, if less than 6 feet apart.
– Passive use of park only.
– No congregating or parties.
– No sports or group games.
– No swimming on beach.
– No camping.
– No fishing.
– No drones.
– Dogs must be kept on leashes at all times.*
– Be respectful of other visitors’ space.
– Cooperation from every visitor is required.
– Violators will be required to leave the Preserve.

*Dog walking is permitted on the grounds, but dogs must be kept on leashes – visitors are subject to the Village of Sands Point’s strict leash laws.

Please note: the Guggenheim Estate has two sections – the public park, which we all enjoy, and a private section on the South end of the property, which has a number of private residences as well as a stable, barn, and paddocks. The private area is not open to the public. Visitors to the Sands Point Preserve may not enter this private section, and security guards will enforce the “No Trespassing” rule now.

Download the Sands Point Preserve Map.