Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial is a magnificent 234-acre property consisting of woodlands, open grass meadows and formal gardens with flower and shrub specimens from all over the world. The park is home to several inspirational memorials and a museum honoring Westchester veterans.
The main house that presently stands on this property was built in 1933. This three-story Colonial-style home was modeled after George Washington’s Virginia residence, Mount Vernon. In 1940 the property was sold to William and Mildred Lasdon. The Mildred Lasdon Bird Sanctuary was donated by the Lasdon family, and in 1976 the Youth Conservation Corps developed an intricate system of trails running through a variety of wildlife habitats. After the passing of Mr. Lasdon in 1986, the estate was sold to Westchester County. Continue reading about this park's history...
Friends of Lasdon
Comprising civic-minded individuals from all over Westchester County, the Friends of Lasdon works to develop and cultivate public interest, participation and financial support for the Lasdon Arboretum. Volunteers help with work in the greenhouse and staff the plant shop, with the proceeds going to help support the Lasdon Arboretum and its programs. Membership is open to everyone. For more information visit the Friends of Lasdon Web site or call (914) 864-7268.
Read about the Trail of Honor.