What’s New

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Dear Friends,

The Conservancy wishes everyone a healthy and happy holiday season!

Welcome to the Sands Point Preserve! The mansions and Welcome Center are closed now, however the Great Lawn, Rose Garden, Forest, and Pond area are all accessible – and the Woodland Playground and Dog Run are open for play.

5 foot tall nutcracker with a face maskNew Self-Guided Tours are available online for visitors. Three themed tours can be enjoyed on your own schedule and at the pace you set: The History Tour, Native Wildlife & Diverse Environments, and the Bird Watching Tour.  Each provides new perspectives on this beautiful site.

A team of security guards monitors the entire property, to help ensure the safety of all visitors – but the future of the Preserve depends on the cooperation of all visitors. When everyone follows the Visitor Safety Rules now in place, then the Preserve can remain open for everyone to enjoy. If visitors violate rules and jeopardize the health of others, then we will have to close down the park until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. We ask for your cooperation – it will make all of the difference here.

We hope you’ll join the Conservancy to support our mission to preserve and enhance the Guggenheim Estate for the benefit of the public. The Conservancy must raise 98% of our budget, so we now depend entirely on Gatehouse revenue, memberships, and donations to sustain our operations, while cultural programming and fundraising events are suspended due to NYS mandates. Members receive many benefits, including an extended 14-month membership term, discounts to select programs and events throughout the year – and unlimited free admission to the Preserve’s grounds.

Sign up for email updates and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, so you don’t miss announcements about upcoming programs and events that will be scheduled in the future.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Sands Point Preserve, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@sandspointpreserve.org.

We encourage everyone to take every possible precaution during this time. The Preserve is a wonderful resource for healthful, outdoor experiences – provided every visitor respects the rules now in place to protect everyone’s health and wellbeing.


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Beth Horn
Executive Director
Beth Horn