Island Park is a village located in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. It is a suburb of Long Beach, New York to the south, and a neighbor of Oceanside to the north. The population was 4,655 at the 2010 census.
Island Park was developed by the Island Park-Long Beach Company as a resort community in the 1920s, after previous development plans for the area were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I and the subsequent wartime efforts.
Island Park incorporated itself as a village in 1926. Its first mayor was Charles N. Talbot, who served in that capacity for 12 years.
In the 1950s, there was a proposal in which Island Park would have annexed the adjacent hamlet of Harbor Isle. The proposal was ultimately was defeated, and to this day, Harbor Isle remains an unincorporated hamlet governed by the Town of Hempstead.
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