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Kings Park, New York: Abandoned Psychiatric Complex

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

Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Soundview Court, Kings Park, NY
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.
Visible from public land, don't enter buildings. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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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