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Address: Pleasant Valley, NY

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Very good playground

My kids have enjoyed the playground at this park. It is old school with a nice set of swings, a good climbing apparatus and several slides. Nothing to fancy but plenty of room... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Gregory P
Walton, New York
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Walton, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My kids have enjoyed the playground at this park. It is old school with a nice set of swings, a good climbing apparatus and several slides. Nothing to fancy but plenty of room to run and play with no crowd when we have visited. I look forward to going again in the future.

Thank Gregory P
New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The park is a great escape from the hassle of NYC and provides you with a great escape to picnic and just enjoy the beauty of nature. I am not aware of any other services available since we go there for our picnic.

Thank 6830self
Poughkeepsie, New York
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We used to have our company picnics here and it was great. Lots of trails and picnic tables. It's too bad that the pool has been closed, as there is not any close by.

Thank Elizabeth1123
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235 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I was here for a college graduation cookout this time....You have to take your garbage out with you...Some parts of the park are very beautiful..I don't think you can bring alcoholic beverages to the park unless you are at one of the pavilions and you have a permit for alcohol...(I think)..The pavilion rental prices are very reasonable..Toilets at the pavilions... More 

Thank Jeropero
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Free entry to the park. Upper area has Pavillions where you can rent for the day including shelter with grills, picnic tables and restrooms and running water. Lower area has a playground for kids and sprinkler, grills, basketball courts and baseball field. Has a 18 hole golf course with Clubhouse including public restaurant. Has a pool but has been abandoned... More 

Thank Roberto Z
Hopewell Junction, New York
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

A beautiful park for the whole family. Swim,Bike, Hike,Jog, Picnic. Sports and so much more. The park is clean and very well maintained.

Thank Roy B
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I know the course got hammered this year with a bad winter but... 17 out of 18 greens were in absolutely horrible shape. Alot of bare spots. My ball did not roll on these greens, it bounced and jumped from pothole to pothole. The topper is you still have to pay full price. Boo NYS parks department

2 Thank Sal F
Lagrange, NY
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325 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

Decent state park for a hike. Also a golf course, driving range and restaurant but I have personally never used.

Thank cerveza930
Hudson, New York
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I'm trying to visit all of the state parks in Ulster/Duchess/Columbia counties this year, so yesterday James Baird got checked off the list. Signage was negligible- none leading up to the park, and none once we got inside telling us where the hiking trails were. I didn't see any information kiosks, no trail maps to take. Did I miss something?... More 

Thank Christy M
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Baird State Park is in the Town of LaGrange in Dutchess County NY. I grew up in LaGrange in the 1950's and early 1960s. Baird Park was a real treat. The park has an 18 hole golf course. Years ago there was a large public swimming pool, tennis courts and roller skating. Also a Ball Field and Pavilions in the... More 

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