June 19, 2013
The Lily List
Living the Good Life - Westchester, Food, Fashion, & Fun
Shady, waterfront playground
I truly believe the people that design most playgrounds are not parents. Because if they were, they would not design them completely open to the sun, no shade in site, cooking the children playing and the playground equipment. But there are exceptions, and Matthiessen Park is one of them. This park is for Irvington residents, but really monitored on the weekends. Some parking is metered, so double check.
Why this is featured on The Lily List:
Shady and clean playground for the kids.
The park is right on the Hudson River so you have an amazing view of the water and Tappan Zee Bridge. So while you are enjoying the view of your kiddies in total bliss swinging from the monkey bars, you can also enjoy the waterfront view.
You can have a picnic on the grass or picnic tables, or walk down the street to Day Boat Cafe or Red Hat for a delicious meal.
Go south on Main Street and make a right on to North Astor Street. Once at the end of North Astor Street, left turn on to Bridge Street. For more information, go to http://www.irvingtonny.gov/index.aspx?NID=131
Photo: taken by The Lily List
[...] A favorite pastime on beach vacations is going to the local crab, clam, fish shack for fresh, fried, sometimes grilled, seafood of the day. The Day Boat Cafe is Westchester’s cleaner, non-paper, non-plastic version of this pastime. The menu selection covers all sea-food groups; fish, shellfish, raw, cooked, in sandwiches, in soups. Everything is seasoned and cooked to showcase the freshness of the seafood. If it’s warm enough, after your meal enjoy a stroll along the river or in Matthiessen Park. [...]
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