Grommet Island Park Closed Due to Impacts from the Weather

Oceanfront playground park closed until further notice

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Grommet Island Park, located on 2nd Street by the boardwalk, will be closed until further notice. Today’s storm has pushed large amounts of sand onto the playground, which will need to be removed before the park can reopen for safe use. Work will be completed after the storm passes, but there is no current estimate for its reopening.


Grommet Island Park is a handicapped accessible park, built adjacent to the boardwalk between 1st and 2nd streets allowing handicapped individuals to easily maneuver across the beach to the ocean. Featuring soft play structures, wheelchair accessible seating, accessible surf-themed play structures and more, this 15,000 square foot handicapped-accessible play area on the beach is the first of its kind in America. Additional details about this park can be found at
For more information, please contact Shawn Hopson in Landscape Management at (757) 385-4461.


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