Suffolk County has announced upgrades to its parks and beaches to make them more accessible. Coming 29 years to the day after President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the upgrades will help people with physical disabilities to have even greater access to these Long Island beaches.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the additional accessibility in a Facebook post on Friday listing the improvements, including:
- Mobility mats that have recently been installed at all county beaches
- A brand new, fully ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp has been constructed from the main parking lot at Cupsogue Beach to its upper deck boardwalk, which then connects to another ramp leading to the ocean
- A new SoloRider golf cart that will be provided free of charge to disabled veterans at West Sayville County Golf Course
- A wheelchair accessible golf cart available at Timber Point County Park
- On-site sign language interpretation capabilities at the Department of Social Services