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Grommet Island Park

100 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-385-1100

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

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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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Thursday May 16th, 2019

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Wednesday May 15th, 2019

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In honor of International Day of Families, we would like to share a Day of Fun at Camp Grom! Please join us on Saturday, June 8th!Come fish with us at Camp Grom! Our Day of Fun is free and open to the community June 8th from 9a-12p! Visit www.ymcashr.org or call (757)961-4175 to register. We can't wait to yell, "Fish on!" ... See MoreSee Less

In honor of International Day of Families, we would like to share a Day of Fun at Camp Grom!  Please join us on Saturday, June 8th!

Wednesday May 15th, 2019

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Friday May 10th, 2019

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Today we say thank you all the military spouses for standing beside our service members.It's Military Spouse Appreciation Day! Thanks for holding down the fort for our service men and women. Today, we celebrate you! ... See MoreSee Less

Today we say thank you all the military spouses for standing beside our service members.

Thursday May 9th, 2019

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Tuesday May 7th, 2019

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Monday May 6th, 2019

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Registration for Day of Fun is open! Join us Saturday, June 8th from 9:00a-12:00p for this free, fun event at Camp Grom! Register online at www.ymcashr.org or by calling (757)961-4175! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday April 21st, 2019

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Wednesday April 17th, 2019

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Thanks to F.A.C.T. for visiting Camp Grom this week! We had a blast on our fishing pier. We'd love to have you out to our camp, too! Contact Amanda Letterman at aletterman@ymcashr.org for details! ... See MoreSee Less

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Spread good cheer this holiday season!
As Josh continues to fight against ALS, please join us in spreading some holiday cheer. We are requesting holiday cards be sent to our offices to be shared with The Thompson family.  Your messages will inspire hope this holiday season.  596A S Birdneck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
This #GivingTuesday, support wounded veterans and their families, the families of fallen war heroes and children and adults with differing abilities by making a gift to YMCA JT's Camp Grom.  Access the giving page by using the link below, or text give2grom to 33733.  https://give.ymcashr.org/grom
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