Address

51 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 1174

Phone Number

(631) 351 - 3000

Date Visited

06/25/2017

Website

Link to Website

Sweet Hollow Park

Description

Sweet Hollow Park is located at 51 Old Country Road, Melville.

The small parking lot has two handicapped (van)-accessible spaces. It is extremely close to the playground.

The surface of the playground area is very “cushy.”  Brick covers the area where there are three picnic tables and six concrete tables. The playground equipment includes low items and an accessible swing. There are three benches around the perimeter of this area.

There is a ½ mile gravel walking trail, five acres of passive parkland and adult exercise equipment. There are boccie courts, tennis courts and pickle ball courts.

There are no restrooms at this venue.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  2
    Location of handicapped spaces:  very close to playground entrance
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  very close
    Terrain:  flat
    Paths and walkways:  concrete and gravel
    Places to sit:  3 benches in play area, concrete tables and benches, picnic tables and benches
    Location of restrooms:  there are no restrooms
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  none

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I noticed the sign as we passed by and  remembered an article in Newsday a bit earlier describing this new park. Needless to say, a quick turn-around was in order.


We found two handicapped spaces as we pulled into the small parking lot. The lot is as close as it can be to the children’s play area.  This “cushy” area has a variety of equipment, including low equipment and an accessible swing. The kids and parents we saw were having a great time!  If you need a rest, there are three benches along the perimeter so you can still keep a close eye on the kids.  Next to the play area is an area with six concrete tables and benches, some with checkerboard tops. Three picnic tables are always under cover, a great idea on a hot day! 


Besides the playground, this 8 acre park has 5 acres of passive parkland, a  ½ mile walking trail, tennis courts, bocce courts, pickle ball courts and adult exercise equipment. The gravel walking trail is wide and easy to navigate.


Unfortunately, there are no restrooms at this park. What a shame!


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.ohuntingtonny.gov, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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