Prime Ave. & Route 25 A , Huntington, NY 11743
DescriptionHecksher Park is located on Prime Ave. and Route 25A in Huntington, NY. A small, paved, parking lot with two handicapped spaces is located next to the Hecksher Museum of Art. Parking is also available on the street. The terrain in the park is flat and even. Smooth, brick pathways make it easy to navigate the park.
A children's playground has a dedicated area for 2 - 5 year olds.
Benches are located throughout the park.
For performances at the Chapin Rainbow Outdoor Stage there is an area set aside for wheelchair users.
Multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are located near the children's playground.
There are no food services in the park.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 2
Location of handicapped spaces: in small lot next to Museum of Art
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Places to rest: benches
Paths and walkways: paved
Places to sit: benches throughout park
Location of restrooms: near playground
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped accessible
Available food services: none
On a sunny October day my husband and I visited the Hecksher Museum of Art and Park. After our visit to the museum we took a stroll in the park, a lovely oasis in Huntington Village.
Smooth brick pathways made it easy to navigate around a lake filled with swans, ducks, turtles and fish. There are also several fountains within the lake. One corner of the park has a sculpture garden. What a lovely, peaceful place to enjoy the changing colors of autumn! This park is considered by many to be the “Central Park of Huntington Village.” (website) The 18 acre park was a gift from August Hecksher to the people of Huntington.
Our stroll took us past the good-sized children’s playground. We found two sandboxes, swings, and a mini-climbing wall. There is a separate play area for 2 – 5 year olds. Plenty of benches are located here for parents, grandparents and caregivers to sit and watch their kids. Multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are nearby.
One can enjoy a variety of outdoor happenings; the annual Fall Festival, Summer Arts Festival and Spring Tulip Festival. For performances at the Chapin Outdoor Stage, there is an area set aside for wheelchair users.
Although there are no food services in the park, one is only a short distance from the many food options in Huntington Village.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.hecksher.org or www.huntingtonny.gov, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”
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