Larchmont Manor Park – Larchmont NY 10538

Manor Park Gazebo in Larchmont NY 10538Manor Park, in Larchmont is a gem for those who enjoy water views and a nice walk.  Unlike the Rockefeller Preserve, where wildlife rules, Manor Park is  has manicured paths and wonderful plantings. The imppecibly  maintained masonry walls that separate the Park from the Long Island Sound, along with the stone benches built right into them flow almost seamlessly with the natural rock that has been smoothed by the flow of water.

The park was established in the 1870s. The Larchmont Manor Park Society was established in 1892 to maintain and preserve the park and is active to this day. Indeed, the society recently was responsible for   a $1 million capital improvement program. The park initially included 6 acres and has expanded to 13 which includes Manor Beach.  The park remains privately owned by the local residents but is generously  open to the public year round from dawn to dusk.  You can job, walk, stroll sit and enjoy the sights, read a book and walk your dog.  Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after.

I spent part of an afternoon in the park just recently.  Jade and I walked the length of the park.  As usual, Jade was an attractant to kids, adults and dogs alike.  She met several new canine friends and enjoyed watching the boats and the waves.  She is unaccostomed to waves and was quite surprsied that the water was salty.  I had a fresh drink awaiting her – so no dogs were harmed or allowed to go  thirsty during the course of our photo shoot and walk.

For more photos visit my photo-stream on Larchmont Manor Park on  Flickr.

Larchmont Manor Park Collage© 2009 Ruthmarie G. Hicks –  All rights reserved.

  1. Monique van Grinsven

    Great Job!

  2. Ruthmarie Hicks

    Thanks Monique. Nice place for a quiet walk – but not a hiking trail like Rockefeller…

  3. Gail Watson

    Beautiful place and great pictures! So glad to know about Manor Park!

  4. Ruthmarie Hicks

    I think of my Dad when I go there…He loved to walk there. Did you ever go there with him?

  5. Kim

    I have to say that this park is BEAUTIFUL.. I had been there when i was a kid… this past weekend I got married and I drove 1 1/2 hours to get to this park to take some wedding pictures. as soon as I walked in I was stopped by A park security guy and told that I was not allowed and in order to take even 1 picture I had to live in Larchmont OR have a permit. This was my wedding day and I was in my wedding dress.. I was with a few family members and just wanted a few pictures.. I dont see what the harm in a few pictures would have been.. But they wouldnt let us and turned us away. I am highly upset… who the hell woke up one morning and said.. Hmmmm today we will have a new rule.. No wedding pictures.. Especially for a brand new bride that drove 1 1/2 hours to get there.. This park is beautiful but i was totally turned off! What a Shitty way to treat a person.

  6. Ruthmarie Hicks

    Hi Kim,
    Sorry you had that experience. I wasn’t aware of the issue. I’ll have to check into the issue…The only thing I can think of is that it is a private park – the neighborhood permits people to enjoy it. I guess they are afraid that it could get crazy if too many people did that. They didn’t stop me – but all I had was a dog on a leash and a camera. I walked there. It was my Dad’s favorite place to go. He just passed a few months ago – so whenever I go there now its kind of sad.

    That said: Congratulations on your wedding!

  7. Liz

    Manor Park is beautiful BECAUSE they restrict droves of brides from trampling all over their beautiful, private park. If you tried to take wedding photos on Central Park/NYC you would encounter the same issue. However, central park is not a private park, it is public.

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