Consistent with carrying out the purpose of a Park District, it is the Commissioners’ policy to make park facilities available to tax paying residents of the Southold Park District and to resident groups and organizations of the Park District. Applicants must abide by the conditions outlined for all park grounds and facilities.

By Law:

To the fullest extent permitted by law, applicant will hold harmless Southold Park District, Southold Town, its officers, directors, partners, representatives, agents and employees from and against any and all claims, suits, liens, judgments, damages, losses and expenses, including legal fees and all court costs and liability (including statutory liability) arising in while or in part and in any manner from injury and/or death of any person or damage to or loss of any property in connection with or arising out of and/or occurring during the use of the Southold Park District’s premises. Applicant will defend and bear all costs of defending any actions or proceedings brought against Southold Park District and/or Southold Town, its officers, directors, partners, representatives agents and employees, arising in whole or in part out of any such acts, omissions, breach or default. The foregoing indemnity shall include injury or death of any employee of the applicant and shall not be limited in any way by an amount or type of damage, compensation or benefits payable under any applicable workers compensation, disability benefits or other similar employees benefit act. The Applicant filing any use of grounds application or the duly authorized representative(s) of the group/organization filing any use of grounds application must agree to abide by the Park Rules and Regulations and all conditions set forth above.

First Come, First Served:

All rentals at all Parks are available on a first come, first served basis.


Once the booking date is set with the Secretary, the use of grounds forms are sent to the applicant.

The forms are to be returned along with any rental fees, appropriate deposit checks and the insurance certificate by the date instructed on the forms. All rental fees are non refundable. IF THE FORMS, CHECKS AND INSURANCE CERTIFICATE ARE NOT RETURNED PRIOR TO THIS DATE THE BOOKING DATE WILL AUTOMATICALLY CANCEL. A post card will be sent verifying this.

The applicant signing the forms must be named on the homeowner policy provided or be a representative of the group/organization providing the insurance policy and any policy under the $500,000.00 limit will be sent back to the applicant and the Booking date will automatically cancel.

Wharf House Additional Information:

In the event you are renting the Wharf House, the Wharf House Manager will contact the applicant three to five days prior to your event to review the above rules and regulations, set a time to open the building with you and give you information of closing times.


The Southold Park District is NOT under the jurisdiction of the Town of Southold. Residents of Peconic, parts of the Bay View area and other outside hamlets of the Town of Southold DO NOT pay specific Southold Park District taxes.

In order to determine if you reside in the Southold Park District you may check your Southold Town real estate tax bill and see if there is a separate line item labeled Southold Park District taxes. If you pay specific taxes, you are able to use the grounds and rent a boat slip.

You may also call the Southold Town Assessors office at 631-765-1937 to determine if you are a resident of the park district.

Eastern boundaries of the Southold Park District are as follows: 
RT 48 (Long Island Sound) west of Ruch Lane and west of the Mill Creek Bridge on RT 25.

Western boundaries of the Southold Park District are as follows: Long Island Sound (Soundview Avenue) 3600 feet west of Great Pond, 3000 feet west of South Harbor Road to east of Richmond Creek to Peconic Bay.

On Great Hog Neck (Bayview Area) the boundaries are North Bayview Road at the Goose Creek Bridge and Main Bayview Road to St. Patrick’s Cemetary and north of Bayberry Road. Laughing Waters is included in the Park District.



From the fourth Saturday in June until Labor Day the Park District beaches may be used by non-residents and visitors for a fee.

A one day pass for an adult (15 years and older) is $5.00 per day on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. All other days the fee is $3.00 per day.

Seasonal passes may be obtained for $50.00.

Attendants distribute resident stickers and sell non-resident passes on the second and third Saturdays and Sundays in June at Founders Landing Park, however, stickers and non-resident passes may be obtained from an attendant at South Harbor Park and Founders Landing Park seven days a week from the fourth Saturday in June to Labor Day.

No inflatable, bounce houses.