Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00
The miniature-golf course and outdoor batting cage at Eisenhower Park are now operating under longer summer hours. The batting cage opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m., with last tokens sold at 8:30 p.m., while the mini-golf course opens at 10 a.m. and sells the last round of golf at 9 p.m.
The batting cage includes nine individual stalls with three different speeds for baseball or softball. For baseball, speeds range from 40-45 mph, 60-65 mph and 80-85 mph. Since the system is “self-feeding” and the balls are collected automatically, patrons don’t need to waste time and energy collecting them and filling boxes or feeding a pitching machine, as is the case at some indoor facilities. The fee for the cage is $3 for 25 pitches.
One of Nassau County’s most popular mini-golf courses and named “Best of Long Island” by News 12 Long Island, Eisenhower Park’s mini-golf course features two 18-hole courses (“Mountainside” and “Overlook”) with terraced landscaping that incorporates a waterfall, small ponds, flower beds and a number of challenging holes.
The course is wheelchair and baby-stroller accessible and includes two gazebos with picnic tables that are available for children’s parties. Fees are $7 for adults and $4 for children and seniors for one 18-hole round.
For more information about both facilities, call 572-0407.
The jewel of Nassau County’s park system and centrally located in East Meadow off Merrick Avenue, Eisenhower provides 930 acres of activities. The park offers a swimming pool and fitness center at the world-class Nassau County Aquatic Center; three 18-hole courses and a driving range; athletic fields; playgrounds; a 2-mile fitness trail; basketball and tennis courts; bocci and lawn bowling; and summer entertainment at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. In addition, the park includes large and beautiful memorials to the nation’s veterans and victims of the 9/11 attacks.