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Grommet Island Park

100 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451

757-385-1100

Region: Oceanfront South (1-10), Virginia Beach

Description

Grommet Island Park is no regular beach park. In fact it is America’s first 100% handicap accessible park to make certain that every”BODY” can enjoy the beach. The inspiration for this state-of-the art park came from the personal struggles the Thompson family had regarding their son Josh Thompson. Josh a young surfer from Virginia Beach who in late 2006 at the age of 33 was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. When his family went to the beach, Josh always stayed behind. Josh’s father, Bruce Thompson figured this nightmare must have been plaguing many disabled folks all over the world.

So now it is a reality in Virginia Beach. This way every"BODY" can enjoy the beach. It's also one of the best beach parks for kids and is a hit with families from all over.

This playground on the beach is great for kids! Let them play while you enjoy the rest!

5 of 5 Stars
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"The playground, instead of telling the child what to do, becomes a place for endless exploration, of endless opportunity for changing play." To our special playground and its visitors, you are amazing! Thank you to Marcus Holman Photography for your dedication to our organization by taking countless pictures for us to share! We appreciate you!
"We didn't realize we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun." Shout out to Cole Swindell, Jana Kramer, Buckshot VB, DJ Ty Street for keeping the crowd rocking! Thank you to Marcus Holman Photography for amazing pictures of the event!
"Where strangers become friends and friendships last forever." We look forward to making more memories YMCA at JT's Camp Grom. Thank you to the YMCA of South Hampton Roads for your wonderful programming and support!
"The heart that gives, gathers." 2019 JT Walk & Beach Party: Over $700,000 Raised Over 1,200 Walkers We appreciate Emory University School of Medicine and The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins for your continued dedication to finding a cure for ALS! Thank you, Marcus Holman Photography!
"Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace." Happy National Best Friend Day! Thank you, Marcus Holman Photography.
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Monday July 6th, 2020

Virginia Gentlemen

"The playground, instead of telling the child what to do, becomes a place for endless exploration, of endless opportunity for changing play."

To our special playground and its visitors, you are amazing!

Thank you to Marcus Holman Photography for your dedication to our organization by taking countless pictures for us to share! We appreciate you!
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The playground, instead of telling the child what to do, becomes a place for endless exploration, of endless opportunity for changing play. To our special playground and its visitors, you are amazing! Thank you to Marcus Holman Photography for your dedication to our organization by taking countless pictures for us to share! We appreciate you!

Saturday July 4th, 2020

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Monday June 29th, 2020

Virginia Gentlemen

"We didn't realize we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun."

Shout out to Cole Swindell, Jana Kramer, Buckshot VB, DJ Ty Street for keeping the crowd rocking!

Thank you to Marcus Holman Photography for amazing pictures of the event!
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We didnt realize we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun. Shout out to Cole Swindell, Jana Kramer, Buckshot VB, DJ Ty Street for keeping the crowd rocking! Thank you to Marcus Holman Photography for amazing pictures of the event!

Monday June 22nd, 2020

Virginia Gentlemen

"Where strangers become friends and friendships last forever."

We look forward to making more memories YMCA at JT's Camp Grom. Thank you to the YMCA of South Hampton Roads for your wonderful programming and support!
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Where strangers become friends and friendships last forever. We look forward to making more memories YMCA at JTs Camp Grom. Thank you to the YMCA of South Hampton Roads for your wonderful programming and support!

Sunday June 21st, 2020

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Monday June 15th, 2020

Virginia Gentlemen

"The heart that gives, gathers."

2019 JT Walk & Beach Party:
Over $700,000 Raised
Over 1,200 Walkers

We appreciate Emory University School of Medicine and The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins for your continued dedication to finding a cure for ALS!

Thank you, Marcus Holman Photography!
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The heart that gives, gathers. 2019 JT Walk & Beach Party: Over $700,000 Raised Over 1,200 Walkers We appreciate Emory University School of Medicine and The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins for your continued dedication to finding a cure for ALS! Thank you, Marcus Holman Photography!

Monday June 8th, 2020

Virginia Gentlemen

"Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace."

Happy National Best Friend Day!

Thank you, Marcus Holman Photography.
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Share your smile with the world. Its a symbol of friendship and peace. Happy National Best Friend Day! Thank you, Marcus Holman Photography.

Monday June 1st, 2020

Virginia Gentlemen

"To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task."

Photo Credits: Marcus Holman Photography and Elizabeth McDougall
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To be doing good deeds is mans most glorious task. Photo Credits: Marcus Holman Photography and Elizabeth McDougall

Sunday May 31st, 2020

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Together we remember.

Friday May 29th, 2020

Virginia Gentlemen

Please note the updated 1932 Ford Roadster Raffle date!

Tickets and more information are available on our website. Good Luck!

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Please note the updated 1932 Ford Roadster Raffle date! Tickets and more information are available on our website. Good Luck! www.vagentlemen.com
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