OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION
West Islip, NY
The Fire Island Stroll Garden is located at a nursing home and rehabilitation care facility on the South Shore of Long Island in a once drab and underutilized lawn area. This design solution presented an opportunity to provide a celebration of the native Long Island ecosystems with an exercise path, outdoor visiting space and garden, all inspired by our beautiful beaches. For rehabilitation, the ADA accessible walking path is designed with gently undulating and curvilinear pathways that simulate a natural beach dune and invigorate the rehabilitation process. The Stroll Garden also provides respite with a welcoming green space for visiting family and friends as well as staff to enjoy. Actively strolling and viewing the space will connect visitors, patients, and staff with a celebration of our beautiful seaside environment. The benefits that green spaces provide during the healing process are evident within the Fire Island Stroll Garden.