re-posted with permission from Florida Disabled Outdoor Association
Recreation Options - Finding someplace in Florida with a Beach Wheelchair
A favorite pastime in Florida is going to the beach. Traditional wheelchairs and walkers make it nearly impossible for people with mobility impairments to travel through the sand to reach the water. However, beach wheelchairs make traveling through the sand possible again for people with disabilities. The most popular question that the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association is asked is where can people rent or borrow beach wheelchairs. What many people may not know is that beach wheelchairs are available for use at no charge at over 30 Florida State Parks. Anyone interested in using a beach wheelchair should contact that State Park directly. Simply go to http://www.floridastateparks.org/accessforall/accessiblefacilities.cfmand then beach wheelchairs. When you click on the Florida State Park you wish to visit, their phone number will be displayed along with a lot of other valuable information. Just call the state park directly to reserve a beach wheelchair for the day. Also listed on the Florida State Park website are accessible fishing piers, trails, and boat tours. Make your reservation today for a beach wheelchair at a Florida park today!