Address

700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577

Phone Number

(914) 253 - 3150

Date Visited

04/28/2018

Website

Link to Website

PepsiCo Sculpture Gardens

Description

The PepsiCo (Donald M. Kendall) Sculpture Gardens are located at 700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.  Five handicapped (van) accessible parking spaces are located close to the visitor center in the paved parking lot.  There is a bench at the visitor center.

The gardens consist of 164 acres, with 11 different gardens and 46 sculptures. Navigation is easy on the paved path, or lightly graveled paths, which have some steps in several locations. There is a small picnic area and several benches scattered throughout the gardens. A free audio tour is available. The gardens are open on Saturdays and Sundays, from March 30th – October 31st.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located at the visitor center. There are no baby-changing facilities.  There are no food services.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  5
    Location of handicapped spaces:  near visitor center
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  very close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  bench at visitor center
    Paths and walkways:  some are paved, some are gravel
    Location of handicapped entrance:  this is an open park
    Steps and staircases:  several places along the gravel path have steps
    Width of aisles:  walkways are wide
    Places to sit:  benches are scattered throughout
    Location of restrooms:  at visitor center
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, with handiapped-stall
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  none
    Friendliness of staff:  person at visitor center was very friendy
    Notes:  Open Saturdays and Sundays only - March 30th through October 31stFree audio tour is available on phone app

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Looking for a beautiful, free, tranquil, place to visit on a Saturday or Sunday? Take a drive to Purchase, New York, to visit the PepsiCo (Donald M. Kendall) Sculpture Gardens. The 164 acres, including PepsiCo’s Headquarters building, eleven different gardens and 46 sculptures are set around a lake. One can follow the macadam around the property, or wander the lightly graveled paths (which have some steps in several locations) for a more intimate experience. No matter which way you go, with or without the self-guided audio tour that is available (with an app on your phone), it is a wonderful experience.  “Donald Kendall, a former CEO of PepsiCo, imagined the gardens. Started in 1965, it consists of works by major twentieth century artists.  The sculptures and gardens exist in harmony.” (website)


We parked in the Visitor Center lot, which has five handicapped (van)- accessible spaces, close to the visitor building.  Both men’s and women’s multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (no baby-changing facilities) are located here.  There is a bench here as well.


We got a map and began our journey on the gravel path. The light gravel is fairly easy to traverse, as there is pavement under it. Several people with baby carriages seemed to have no difficulty pushing them. As we strolled along enjoying the art, we came upon several locations that required steps to continue.  One can sidestep this by staying on the main blacktop path. This route still enables you to enjoy the art, just not quite as close up.  We found one small picnic area with several tables and benches. Unfortunately, benches for resting, are sparse.


This is a beautiful place that is well worth a drive, or a stop if you are in the area and have some time. Take note that the gardens are open on Saturdays and Sundays,  from March 30{SUP()}th{SUP} – October 31{SUP()}st{SUP}.


As always, we at Destination:Accessible,  advise you to check a venue’s website,  http://www.pepsico.com,  when planning a visit , to “know before you go.”



Location


Nearby

Purchase Performing Arts CenterNeuberger Museum of ArtWestchester Burger Co.