Address

101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Phone Number

(631) 802 - 2160

Date Visited

7-22-20

Website

Link to Website

Port Jefferson-Harbor Front Park & Village Center

Description

Harbor Front Park & Village Center is located at 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY., several blocks from the heart of town and the Port Jeff Ferry Terminal. A small, metered parking area is located just beyond the Village Center building. Two handicapped designated parking spaces are located directly across from the main entrance of the building.

Street level, double doors are at the main entrance to the building. An elevator is available to get to the second floor.

There are picnic tables and  many benches in the park. There is a small children's play area, and two small beach areas. One of the beach areas is accessible by a concrete ramp (as well as steps) that goes almost to the water. The other area requires going down three steps. Gravel or concrete is underfoot.  The long. wooden pier has no benches.

Spacious, multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms, with baby-changing stations, are located on the main floor of the Village Center building.

Checklist

    Attraction Type:  park
    Number of handicapped spaces:  2
    Location of handicapped spaces:  *across from main entrance to Village Center
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  picnic tables & benches
    Paths and walkways:  paved gravel (gravel a bit uneven)
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at main entrance
    Doors:  2 sets of double doors
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  1
    Ramps:  none
    Steps and staircases:  to all floors
    Width of aisles:  spacious
    Places to sit:  picnic tables & benches in park
    Location of restrooms:  first floor
    Type of restroom:  spacious, multi-stall, handicapped accessible, with baby changing station
    Ease of entry and exit:  good
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  none
    Notes:  * The handicapped spaces are across from the main entrance. A metered parking area is just beyond the Village Center Building, near the Port Jeff Ferry.

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A visit to Harbor Front Park is always pleasurable. Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Port Jeff Village, it’s a great place to sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the view of the harbor. We always enjoy our visits here. This is an easy place to keep a good distance between yourself and others. One can get here easily on the street, or by making your way through Danford’s outside areas.  See our previous “” for a complete review.


 


Our previous from September, 2019


Just a few blocks from the heart of town and the Port Jeff Ferry Terminal is Harbor Front Park and Village Center.  It is…”a passive park that offers a pastoral setting for relaxing, walking and picnics.” (website) We had not been here in several years and never during beautiful weather. This last Saturday in September was a perfect day to revisit. This easy to navigate area has concrete or fine gravel for walking, lots of benches facing the harbor, a nautical themed play area for kids, two small beach areas (one accessible by concrete ramp almost to the water), the other requiring three steps down, and a  great view of the harbor.  There is also a long, easily walkable, wooden pier, but alas, no benches on the pier.  We were delighted to take a leisurely walk  around the area, and then sit on one of the benches and take in the view on this cloudless day!


The Village Center is located here.  It is in a former ship-building location and is the center for recreational activities for residents and non-residents alike. There are activities for everyone from children to seniors. A rink located outside the building is used for ice skating in winter and roller skating in spring. A second floor gallery with rotating exhibits is accessible by elevator or stairs. There are many events in Port Jefferson during the year. Check them out!


Multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms, with baby-changing stations are on the first floor. The exit to the rink is also on this floor


A metered parking area is located beyond the Village Center. Two designated handicapped spaces are just across from the main entrance with a paved walkway to the two sets of street level, double doors. If you park closer to the Ferry Terminal and center of town, it is a fairly easy walk to the park by going behind Danfords and walking along the water. You will find benches along this route.


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.portjeff.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



Location


Nearby

Port Jeff Ferry

Port Jeff Village

Wave Restaurant at Danfords