A local nonprofit is making the beach more accessible for people with disabilities.
According to a press release from Help Us Gather (HUG), a 372-foot-long mobility mat will open at Sand Key Park this Friday. The grand opening will be held from 6 to 8 pm and will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The event is part of HUG’s beach accessibility initiative, helping to create nonslip, sand-free pathways for people with mobility challenges.
The mat will be one of 22 beach access mats in the Tampa Bay Area.
A full list of beaches with mobility mats can be found at helpusgather.org/accessiblebeaches.
For more information on the event, you can visit helpusgather.org/event/sand-key-park-mobility-mat-ribbon-cutting.