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JT's Grommet Island Park

2nd Street at the Boardwalk

Virginia Beach is packed with many family friendly things to do. There are festivals to attend, statues to see, and museums to be enlightened.

But, one of the most popular family friendly things to do in VB is JT’s Grommet Island Park.

JT’s Grommet Island Park is truly unlike any other play area in Virginia Beach, and any other play area in the whole country!

One of the only 100% Handicap accessible beach playground in the USA

This playground at the beach is 100% handicap accessible, making it for everybody, literally!

Why was Grommet Island Park created?

JT’s Grommet Island Park is sponsored by Amerigroup Foundation, and was brought to fruition by the family Josh Thompson. The Thompson family dreamed of visiting the beach, but found it to be more of a hassle than pleasure because their son’s handicap needs. Then the idea of Grommet Island Park blossomed. A full handicap accessible park came to Virginia Beach! Anyone can enjoy this playground.

When visiting Grommet Island in Virginia Beach, you will notice palm trees on the beach, and everything you need to have an enjoyable experience with your little ones in the sand. Pushing strollers and/or wheelchairs on this section of the beach is a breeze! This is an easy and beautiful way to take a trip to the beach.

Grommet Island Location

You'll find this unique beach park and playground is located at 2nd Street at the VA Beach Boardwalk.

This area of the Oceanfront is very close to Rudee Inlet. You will be able to see Rudee Inlet and the Jetty from this beach park. It is really cool to watch boats come and go out of the jetty! That’s a fun bonus of visiting this area of where the Boardwalk begins.

Has your family visited this park in Virginia Beach? Let us know your experience in the comments section below!

Last Update: May 5, 2017

Open Time: 
Sunrise - Sunset
Price range: 
Wheelchair accessible
Kid Friendly
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