Kings Park, New York: Abandoned Psychiatric Complex

A giant, abandoned, former insane asylum contaminated with asbestos.

Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Address:
Soundview Court, Kings Park, NY
Directions:
From Hwy 25A turn north onto Old Dock Rd. Drive 1.5 miles. Turn right onto St Johnland Rd, then a quick left onto Soundview Court. Drive a quarter-mile to the main building.
Hours:
Visible from public land, don't enter buildings. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Kings Park Psychiatric Center.

Abandoned Psychiatric Complex

Kings Park Psychiatric Center.

[Kathy B., 08/09/2015]

The Kings Park Psychiatric Center closed in 1996, and remains off-limits due to on-site pollution.

Kings Park Psychiatric Center.

Kings Park Psychiatric Center

It is a barren wasteland with its buildings slowly being lost to time. The state has made many attempts to sell the property for redevelopment and/or reuse, but because of the environmental cleanup price and the community opposition, it has thus far has been unsuccessful. It is owned by the state and is considered a public park. Just don't try to enter the buildings.

[Duska, 09/10/2013]

Kings Park Psychiatric Center was an insane asylum from 1885 to 1996. The inmate population of the 13-story building at one time topped 9,300. Asbestos contamination keeps it abandoned, and the polluted grounds are considered unsafe for pets.


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