West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516 629 6202
DescriptionThe 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.
- Attraction Type: park, kid-friendly
Number of handicapped spaces: 10 in main lot, 7 near marina
Location of handicapped spaces: in main parking lot, and lot near marina
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: benches, picnic tables
Paths and walkways: paved
Location of handicapped entrance: na
Number of floors: na
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: benches, picnic tables and benches
Location of restrooms: accessible restrooms in concession building; not accessible in free standing building near marina, at end of parking area near marina
Type of restroom: two of the restrooms are multi-stall, accessible, the one near the marina parking area is not
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: refreshment pavilion in season
Friendliness of staff: We didn't see anyone.
If you have never visited Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay, you should put it on your list of special places to visit. We have been to many of the parks on Long Island. Roosevelt Park is one of the most beautiful, serene and easily accessible. It is definitely our favorite. When our kids were little they bathed in the calm waters of Oyster Bay Harbor, played in the playground (which has been beautifully updated,) took advantage of the tennis courts and even launched a boat from one of the ramps there. Now we spend time jogging, walking, and just relaxing with a cup of coffee and looking at the fabulous view that rivals any locale in the world. Every season affords a different, spectacular vista.
On this late October day, we went to meet friends and take a leisurely walk. We found a spot in the large, paved lot. There are actually two parking areas, one near the ramps and the other near the marina. There are seven handicapped spaces near the marina and ten in the lot near the ramps. We parked near the launch ramps, to meet our friends at the gazebo. We made our way on the paved walkway all the way to the marina area and around to see if the restrooms at the end of this parking area were open. They were. These two stall restrooms are not accessible, they require two steps to go in.
We strolled back around the marina and spent some time just looking out at the beautiful scenery. As I have said before, you could be anywhere in the world and it would not be any better than this.
We continued our walk back passing the large playground. The rubberized terrain has swings, slides and climbing apparatus. There are two accessible swings here. There are benches from which one can easily watch the little ones. We stopped to see if the large, multi-stall, restrooms near here were open. They were. There are multi-stall, -accessible restrooms in the building that houses the refreshment concession. These were also open. Know that “out of season,” one cannot count on any of them being open.
Stroll the walkway, lined with smooth pavers. Sit on one of the many benches and enjoy the view. We noticed that they have added at least six new benches to the ones facing the water.
If you are a town of Bay resident you can get a season parking sticker. If not, you can pay a daily rate. Otherwise, just visit “out of season.” There is plenty of “out of season” time to enjoy this wonderful, easily accessible venue.
We love this park. We hope you will too!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”