500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 10096
Christopher Morley Park
Christopher Morley Park is located at 500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn. There are 12 handicapped-accessible spaces in the large, paved lot.
There is more than a mile of easily accessible, paved, walking paths. Benches are located mostly in designated activity areas (like the playground) The park has a variety of activities, including a nine hold golf course, dog run, and large playground, with handicapped-accessible activities.
The only restrooms that were open on the day of our visit, were in the administration building. They are multi-stall, but do not have a handicapped stall. There is a baby-changing station.
- Attraction Type: park
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: benches in various locations
Paths and walkways: most are paved and wide
Number of floors: na
Steps and staircases: na
Width of aisles: most paths are wide
Places to sit: benches in various locations
Location of restrooms: only one open on 12-13-20 is in administration building
Type of restroom: multi-stall, not handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: none
Friendliness of staff: did not see anyone
A rather pleasant day in December brought us to Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn, conveniently located just north of the Long Island Expressway. This was yet one more place that we had not visited (except for the Farmers’ Market- on Wednesdays , May – November) in many years.
The large parking lot has 12 handicapped parking spaces throughout,
This 98 acre park has 30 acres of nature trails, most of which are paved. You can choose from a variety of activities; indoor and outdoor tennis, handball, basketball, athletic fields, playgrounds, dog park, walking trails, swimming pools, skating rink, picnic areas, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and golf. There is also a one mile fitness trail. If you are a resident of Nassau County, they are all available to you year round. If not, there is a cost attached to many.
Visiting “off season” (check their website for dates when fees are not collected) is great. You can walk, jog or run, the paved trails, visit their recently renovated playground and visit the large dog run. There is a .9 mile loop around the perimeter of the park, which is a bit hilly in spots. There are other routes as well. You can see the park map online. We took the main loop and then tried several other paths, all of which are nice, even in winter. The large playground has a variety of activities, including non-traditional climbing apparatus. One area is designated for handicapped-accessible activities. If you are interested there is a nine-hole golf course. There are benches in all of the designated areas but only a few others elsewhere.
On the December day we visited, the only restrooms we could find open were located in the administration building. They are multi-stall, but, unfortunately, neither the mens’ nor ladies’ rooms have a handicapped-accessible stall. They do have a baby-changing station. We could not find anyone to ask about this situation.
Except for the restroom situation, this was a wonderful way to spend several hours if you do not need a handicapped-accessible restroom.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to visit a venue’s website (http://www.nassaucountyny.gov">www.nassaucountyny.gov) when planning a visit, to “know before you go,”