Address

1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554

Phone Number

(516) 569 - 0648

Date Visited

07/02/2016

Website

Link to Website

Let All the Children Play (LATCP) Playground in Eisenhower Park

Description

The Playground is located near Parking Field 4 in Eisenhower Park. Four handiapped, van-accessible parkng spaces in the paved parkig lot are located close to the playground entrance.

The playground has safety surfacing, accessible pathways wide enough for a wheelchair, sand and water play areas that are wheelchair accessible, custom equipment and structures.  The merry-go-round is wheelchair accessible. There are adaptive swings, a wooden rope bridge and a variety of other activities.

Picnic tables are wheelchair accessible. Benches are located throughout.

Single-occupancy, handicapped-accesssible restrooms have baby-changing stations.

There are no food services.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  4
    Location of handicapped spaces:  near playground entrance
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  benches
    Paths and walkways:  paved
    Location of handicapped entrance:  an open park
    Steps and staircases:  to som equipment
    Width of aisles:  wide
    Places to sit:  benches, picnic tables & chairs
    Location of restrooms:  in a close by building
    Type of restroom:  single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  none
    Notes:  * Park in Parking Field 4. There are 4 handicapped, van-accessible spaces close to the playground entrance.

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After watching the finals of the Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships at the Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park I went to look for the accessible playground I knew is there.


I was directed to Parking Field 4. Four handicapped parking spaces (all van accessible) are located close to the entrance of this two acre haven for kids.


Being a holiday weekend it was quite crowded, so I had to image it on a less hectic day. The playground is “…designed to stimulate children with and without disabilities and to promote their interactions together… to help children develop gross and fine motor skills and cultivate balance and spatial perception…a place where children can discover and learn while naturally developing kindness and sensitivity towards one another without regard to their abilities.” (website)


As I looked around at all of the children happily engaged in a great variety of activities I could not image any child not being happy here. With safety surfacing throughout, accessible pathways wide enough for a wheelchair, sand and water play areas that can be accessed with a wheelchair, custom equipment and structures, parents and children can be happy.  Adaptive swings, a merry-go-round where a wheelchair can be locked in place alongside benches for other kids, and a wooden rope bridge, are only some of the great things to be found here. (website)


There are three play areas – a toddler area, one for 2- 5 year olds, and a 5 – 12 year old area.


Picnic tables and benches can accommodate wheelchairs and there are plenty of benches for resting while keeping an eye on the little ones.


Single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restrooms are in a close-by building.


On the day I visited, an ice-cream vendor was close-by in the parking lot.


What a great place!


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.latcp.org/wpl/parks-and-playgrounds/eisenhower-park/, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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