Today at the Preserve

Shore of the Long Island Sound

The Sands Point Preserve’s grounds are open for visitors, Wednesdays through Sundays, until 7 pm. The Great Lawn, Rose Garden, Woodland Playground, forest trails, dog run, and pond area are all accessible; the Welcome Center & Gift Shop in Castle Gould is open on Wednesdays through Sundays at 11 am to 7 pm. The mansions are temporarily closed. Restrooms are available in Castle Gould’s Black Box and Welcome Center; they are closed periodically for sterilizing and cleaning throughout the day.

Please note:
– Social distancing is recommended: keep 6+ feet apart.
– Face masks are recommended for visitors who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19; visitors who are vaccinated do not need to wear masks.
– Social distancing is recommended in the Woodland Playground and Dog Run at all times.

View complete information about Admission and Visitor Safety Rules.

VISITOR HOURS

Wednesdays through Saturdays:
All Visitors: 11 am – 7 pm
Members Only: 9 – 11 am
Please note: latest entry is 6:30 pm

Sundays:
All Visitors: 9 am – 7 pm
Please note: latest entry is 6:30 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 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 recommended: keep 6+ feet apart.
– Face masks are recommended for visitors who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19; visitors who are vaccinated do not need to wear masks.
– Social distancing is recommended in the Woodland Playground and Dog Run at all times.
– 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.