Treasure Island Gets County’s First Wheel Chair Beach Path

Treasure Island Beach Wheelchair Access
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Thanks to one local business, Treasure Island has the first wheelchair beach path in Pinellas County. According to Bay News 9, Gator’s Café and Saloon made the donation that made the path possible.

The 400 foot path has not had its ribbon cutting ceremony yet. However, the path has been successfully installed and is already in use. The MobiMat RecPath cost over $21,000. All of the money for the materials and installation came from Gator’s. According to the General Manager of Gator’s, it took his company’s corporate office less than two days to agree to fund the project.

With the new path, wheelchair-bound individuals will be able to enjoy the beach. For instance, Jimmy Ortiz has a genetic condition that keeps him in a wheel chair. Because there was no path to the beach, he and his family had not been to the beach for several years. Now, he uses the path regularly to spend time on the sand and in the sun.

Ortiz’s mother was excited for the path and believes the path will help many individuals. She said, “I just think it’s going to be an amazing thing.” With this one path, more people can enjoy the beach – regardless of their mobility.

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