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.
- Attraction Type: 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
Transportation to venue offered: na
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
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Available food services: none
We have been Hecksher Park many times for a stroll in this lovely, 18 acre, oasis that is close to “downtown” Huntington. It is known as the “Central Park of Huntington Village.” This however, was our first visit on a winter day, with lots of snow covering the ground. We didn’t know what to expect in terms of snow coverage so we packed our snowshoes “just in case.” The snowshoes proved unnecessary, as the paths were completely free of snow. They were so well cleaned that one did not even need boots! A wonderful, and much appreciated, accomplishment for the team that takes care of the park. The smooth, brick pathways are easy to navigate with lovely views no matter which path you choose.
The only parking within the park itself is in the very small lot next to the Art Museum ( two handicapped spaces). Parking can usually be found on the streets around the park. There are four handicapped spaces on one side of the park..
We were not alone on this clear, cold day. Everyone practiced social distancing and we did not see anyone without a mask. As we walked around the lake, we saw some families headed to the hill near the playground. It was a perfect spot for sledding, and not crowded at all.
The large playground is separated into two areas for younger and older kids. Plenty of benches make it easy to keep an eye on the kids.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, (which were open!) are located near the playground.
There are no food services in the park, in winter or summer, but you are only a short distance to a town that has an abundance of food venues.
Hecksher Park is a gem, not to be missed in any season!
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