Hecksher Park - read more
On a sunny October day my husband and I visited the Hecksher Museum of Art and Park. After our visit to the museum we took a stroll in the park, a lovely oasis in Huntington Village.
Smooth brick pathways made it easy to navigate around a lake filled with swans, ducks, turtles and fish. There are also several fountains within the lake. One corner of the park has a sculpture garden. What a lovely, peaceful place to enjoy the changing colors of autumn! This park is considered by many to be the ""Central Park of Huntington Village."" (website)
The 18 acre park was a gift from August Hecksher to the people of Huntington.
Our stroll took us past the good-sized children's playground. We found two sandboxes, swings, and a mini-climbing wall. There is a separate play area for 2 - 5 year olds. Plenty of benches are located here for parents, grandparents and caregivers to sit and watch their kids. Multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are nearby.
One can enjoy a variety of outdoor happenings; the annual Fall Festival, Summer Arts Festival and Spring Tulip Festival. For performances at the Chapin Outdoor Stage, there is an area set aside for wheelchair users.
Although there are no food services in the park, one is only a short distance from the many food options in Huntington Village.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to check a venue's website, www.hecksher.org or www.huntingtonny.gov, when planning a visit, to ""know before you go.""