Address

West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Phone Number

516 629 6202

Date Visited

11/06/2015

Website

Link to Website

Theodore Roosevelt Park & Beach

Description

The large, paved, parking lot at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park & Beach has several handicapped spaces.  The lot is close to the flat walkway. It is an easy walk from the parking lot to the beach, and on to the playground, ball fields, tennis courts, and marina.  There are many benches for resting.

Multi-stall restrooms with handicapped accessible stalls are available in the same building as the refreshment stand. Accessible restrooms can also be found in a building near the playground. Out of season, one cannot count on the restrooms being open.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  10
    Location of handicapped spaces:  in main parking lot
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  benches, picnic tables
    Paths and walkways:  paved
    Places to sit:  benches
    Location of restrooms:  in concession building and another free standing building
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  refreshment pavilion in season

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As my husband and I took a stroll through Roosevelt Park on what may have been the last lovely day of autumn, I was reminded of all the wonderful times I have spent here. When our kids were little, they bathed in the calm waters of Oyster Bay Harbor, played in the playground, took advantage of the tennis courts, and even launched a boat from one of the ramps. Now we spend time jogging, walking, and just relaxing with a cup of coffee and looking at a fabulous view that rivals any place in the world. Every season affords a different, spectacular vista.


Located at the north end of the village of Oyster Bay, this is a beautiful, serene place. If you are a town resident you can get a parking sticker for the season. If not, you can pay a daily rate (check the website or call), or just go out of season.


Parking is easy. There is a large, paved parking area with handicapped spaces.


Take a stroll along the walkway, past the beach and down to the marina. The walkway, recently redone, is made of smooth pavers. Many benches, some under the trees, beckon you to sit and relax. Picnic tables and a gazebo are also available.


In season, a refreshment stand has the usual offerings.  The public bathrooms have handicapped accessible stalls, although one cannot count on them being open out of season.


A large children’s play area, designed for ages 5–12, is near the refreshment stand. The area has rubberized terrain with swings, slides, and climbing apparatus. There are also benches from which one can easily watch the little ones.


We think we are prejudiced but we love this park. We hope that you will too!


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



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