Announcing the Return of Beach:Ability!

Published by Kassi Soulard on

After a year off, Triangle, Inc. is thrilled to announce the return of Beach:Ability on Saturday, August 14th at Constitution Beach in East Boston.  Supported by a generous grant from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches program, this event will bring together 150 people for a fun-filled day of accessible fun.

With the support of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Universal Access Program, sand and floating wheelchairs will be available to individuals with disabilities to enjoy all that Constitution Beach has to offer. The goal of this event is to highlight that our beaches are a resource for our entire community.

This event is free and open to the public – the first 150 people to register will receive vouchers for a free meal at the concession stand and a water bottle to help stay hydrated.  Individuals and groups can register for the event online by clicking here.

“Save the Harbor is committed to increased equity and improved access in all our programs and on our beaches,” said Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Executive Director Chris Mancini. “We’re so proud to partner with Triangle on events like Beach:Ability, which demonstrate that a waterfront that is inclusive, welcoming, and accessible to all can be the rule, rather than the exception.

“Thanks to the support of House Speaker Ron Mariano, Senate President Karen Spilka, the Baker/Polito Administration, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and all our program, community and funding partners including Harpoon Brewery, JetBlue, and DCR, it is going to be a great summer on the beach.”

Matthew Mitchell of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Universal Access Program adds, “Now in its 26th year, DCR’s Universal Access Program (UAP) strives to ensure equal access to outdoor recreation within our Massachusetts state parks system. The UAP remains committed to improving outdoor recreational opportunities for visitors to participate in, regardless of ability, by making site improvements, providing specialized recreation equipment, and offering adaptive programming. The August 14th event at Constitution Beach serves as a wonderful opportunity for people with disabilities to get outside and enjoy one of the many beautiful beaches and waterfronts DCR has to offer.”

Our first Beach:Ability event brought more than 100 people together for a day in the sun in 2019.  You can read that event recap here.