100 Maple Avenue, Rockville Center, NY 11570
(516) 678 - 3010
DescriptionRockville Center Lanes (Maple Lanes RVC) is located at 100 Maple Avenue, Rockville Center. There is parking for eight cars (not handicapped accessible) in a small lot behind the building. Parking can also be found on the street, or in a Municipal Lot close by. In the evening, parking is easier under the LIRR tracks.
There are two, double-door, street-level entrances. Floor coverings are all smooth. Everything is on one level. Each pair of lanes has a low table with stationary seats, as well as a high table at the rear. Moveable chairs can be gotten from one of the food areas if needed.
There are several areas to get something to eat and/or drink. The snack bar has a wheelchair accessible section. Ronni's Coffee Shop has tables and banquettes. The bar/loungehas afull height bar as well as tables and chairs. There is also a party room.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located in a clearly labeled hallway. A very large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom (with baby-changing station) is located in the coffee shop.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 0
Location of handicapped spaces: *
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: not far
Transportation to venue offered: na
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrances
Doors: street-level, double doors at both entrances
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: ample space within
Places to sit: chairs and tables
Location of restrooms: in clearly labeled hallway and in coffee shop
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped-accessible are in hallway; single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible (with baby-changing station is in coffee shop
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: snack bar, coffee shop, bar/lounge
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and helpful
Notes: * parking can be a problem 8 spaces (not handicapped-accessible) are in small lot behind builidng parking can also be found in Municipal lot on Morris Ave or metered parking on the street I was told that parking is usually easier in the evening under the LIRR
I finally had a chance to visit Rockville Center Lanes, now called Maple Lanes RVC. Having been to both Farmingdale and Coram, I was pretty sure I would find a comparable venue with easy accessibility. Of course, I was correct!
When I walked in and up to the desk, I was greeted by two great guys (Ed and Ron) who couldn’t have been nicer. After some conversation about why I was there, my asking if they had the wonderful, “kiddy lanes” that Coram has (They don’t), and a discussion about parking near this location, I was invited to look around and not hesitate to ask any questions I might have.
First, let me talk about the parking, which apparently, can sometimes be a problem. There are eight designated spaces (not handicapped-accessible) in a small lot behind the building. There are meters on the street, as well as a large municipal lot nearby on Morris Ave. I was told that, in the evening parking is usually easy under the LIRR. Since I cannot be any more specific, you will have to check all of this yourself. I was able to park in one of the spaces behind the building, but it was 10:00 am. Depending on where you park, there are two street-level, double door entrances, both with entryways and another set of doors to the lanes themselves.
Everything is on one level, either carpet or other smooth surface. No up or down required to access the lanes. Each pair of lanes has a low table with stationary seats, as well as a high table at the rear. Most of these have stationary seating as well. A few have moveable seats. Both high and low chairs can easily be moved from one of the food areas if needed.
There are several areas for food, and/or drink. The snack bar counter has a wheelchair accessible section. Ronni’s Coffee Shop is available for a “quick bite or full meal.” (website). The separate bar/lounge area has a full height bar as well as tables and chairs. There is also a party room.
Although this venue doesn’t have the “mini-lanes” for toddlers, they do have “kid-friendly bumpers for the lanes, lightweight bowling balls and small size shoes for kids.” (website)
Multi-stall restrooms, with a handicapped stall are located in a hallway that is clearly labeled. A very large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom, with baby-changing station, is located in the coffee shop.
It is always a pleasure to step into one of the venues of the Maple Family Centers. This location was no exception!
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.rvclanes.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”