Grommet Island Park

JT's Grommet Island Beach Park and Playground For EveryBODY is the first of its kind in America: a 100% accessible oceanfront park.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This 15,000 square foot beach park features wheelchair accessible entrances and an incredible playground that includes poured-in-place surfacing, raised sand tables for sandcastle building at an accessible height, a sensory board for children who are autistic and visually impaired, and a sway boat.

The playground also boasts sculptural features such as dolphins, a surfboard, and a wave that are all fully accessible for children to pretend to ride the waves and swim with the dolphins. Wood polymer decking extends from the playground to accessible seating areas with an umbrella and hand-operated sand scoop designed to be used by a person in a wheelchair, allowing everyBODY to play in the sand. ​


  • ​Fully Accessible Playground
  • Beach Wheelchairs
  • Public Restrooms

 Beach Wheelchairs

​Beach accessible wheelchairs are available for use in the park and adjacent beach (1 to 2 blocks). Please see a park attendant to check out a wheelchair at no cost. From November through April, call (757) 385-1100 to reserve a beach wheelchair.​

 Park Attendant Hours

​May 1 - October 31: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm ​