Address

3800 Mahlon Brower Drive, Oceanside, NY 11572

Phone Number

(516) 763 - 0700

Date Visited

06/11/2019

Website

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Oceanside Park

Description

 

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  many in a dedicated parking area
    Location of handicapped spaces:  in parking lot near maintenance building or at lot at end of drive
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  lot near maintenance building is very close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  benches throughout the grounds
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalks
    Location of handicapped entrance:  this is an outdoor park
    Places to sit:  benches throughout
    Location of restrooms:  in maintenance building
    Type of restroom:  multi stall, large, handicapped accessible stall
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  vending machine with drinks near maintenance building

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Oceanside Park is a large, public venue, with fields, pools, etc. It was wonderful to see that they have addressed the needs of all children in their playground.


I had heard that the Park has the only playground with wheelchair-accessible swings on Long Island. Of course, I had to check it out. There they were! Wonderful! “Unlike adaptive swings, these allow kids to stay in their chairs. Ramps lock the wheels into place and the rider can engage pull chains to propel their chair.” (Mommy Poppins) The rules for use are large and clear enough for all to understand. The area for the swings is completely fenced in, as is the  entire playground. If you are going, please know that two people are required to use each swing.


The swings are set in a lovely playground that includes standard swings, climbing structures, slides and a variety of other activities in two areas for ages 2 – 5 and 5 – 12.  Benches are all around and under a gazebo for when you want a break from the sun.  A soft, safety surface is underfoot.


Multi-stall restrooms are located in the maintenance building close by. Each has a large, handicapped stall and baby changing station.


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.hempsteadny.gov/facilities/parks, to “know before you go.”



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