CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife is providing new choices to assist those that are wheelchair certain go to state parks.
Mustang Island is likely one of the taking part state parks. They’re increasing their accessibilities options by providing seashore wheelchairs. These wheelchair is provided with outsized wheels, making it simpler to make use of within the sand alongside the seashore.
Invoice Duff has been in a wheelchair for over 40 years after affected by a spinal cord injury.
“I used to be on the seashore with my granddaughter final summer time and this chair don’t work within the sand,” Invoice stated in reference to his private wheelchair. “It is good to know that there are chairs there that I can use and have my household assist me get alongside on the seashore and I can take pleasure in my grandkids.”
The seashore wheelchairs had been supplied by way of a grant fund. For now, Mustang Island solely has two wheelchairs, however they’re working to get extra.
To hire one of many chairs, guests should signal a waiver with the headquarters workplace on the island. After that, a facilitator will deliver the seashore wheelchair to wherever on the seashore. It is first come, first serve and it might hire it for the entire day, at no cost.
As well as the wheelchairs, Mustang Island additionally has different accessible choices and amenities for folks to take pleasure in together with household occasions, excursions and campsite trails.
For extra info on accessible options, head to the Texas Park and Wildlife web site.
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