Town of Babylon Parks and Recreational Facilities

Michel Park, Michel Drive, East Farmingdale 

  • Dr. James F. Michel was a physician who lived and worked in and around the village of Farmingdale, in Nassau County. He started a real estate company known as J.F. Michel Realty Co., which developed residential properties in East Farmingdale. 
  • The nearly 3-acre recreation park, named Michel Park, was gifted to the East Farmingdale Civic Association, which, in turn, deeded the park to the Town of Babylon in 1957. 


(left) Entrance to Michel Park, circa early 1960s. At right, Town of Babylon day camp at Michel Park, 1962.