The park has been in the Nassau County park system since 1961. The County paid $704,000 for the property, which was the former Estate of Nettie Ryan and included the Links Golf Club. The park is named after Christopher Morley, one of the foremost American "men of letters" in the 20th century, a prolific writer who produced more than 50 books, including several popular novels, plays, poetry and essays. He also edited two volumes of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" and was a founder of the Book of the Month Club.
Hours: There are two-hour sessions on the following days: Mon. -Tues. at 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m; Wed. at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Fri. at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sat. - Sun. at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.