What is Project Access for All?
Project Access for All is Duxbury Beach Reservation’s new initiative to make Duxbury Beach more accessible. 26,500 individuals in Plymouth County alone live with conditions that limit their mobility, and the beach hosts more than 2,000 guests daily from around the world. We believe that all of these guests should be able to access Duxbury Beach regardless of their ability levels, and that you can play a role in making this dream a reality!
Visit www.gofundme.com/duxburybeach to donate today!
Who is Duxbury Beach Reservation?
Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. (DBR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Duxbury Beach Reservation owns and operates Duxbury Beach, a 4.5 mile long barrier beach in Duxbury, MA. Duxbury Beach Reservation strives to preserve the ecology of Duxbury Beach while also maintaining it as a recreational area.
A history of Duxbury Beach and Accessibility:
In the past, Duxbury Beach has offered limited accommodations for wheelchair users through three wooden ramps at different spots on the beach. In addition, DBR has multiple beach wheelchairs so more visitors can access and enjoy the water. The Reservation received a new beach wheelchair with floats last summer from the Arc of Greater Plymouth.
Unfortunately, the nor’easters that slammed Duxbury Beach last March left two of the handicap accessible ramps unusable. This is where you come in!
In summer 2018, Duxbury Beach Reservation had the opportunity to test a more adaptable type of ramp called a mobility mat. The mat was placed over one of the paths leading from the parking lot to the beach, and it was a huge success. With your help we can make these improved access paths an annual fixture on Duxbury Beach.
Duxbury Beach Reservation Executive Director Cris Luttazi, along with Cari Robbins and Kristine Marquis from the Arc of Greater Plymouth, with our donated beach wheelchair!
Mobility mats being installed on Duxbury Beach for the 2018 season.
Project Access for All’s Goal:
Your donation will ensure that everyone who visits Duxbury Beach, from wheelchair users to parents with strollers and cooler-towing beachgoers, can enjoy their trip to the fullest!
By donating to Project Access for All you will help raise funds to install 5-foot-wide mobility mats on three different paths. With your help, we can cover 485 feet of pathway with mobility mats. The mats will be placed at paths on the ocean side beach across from the Powder Point Bridge, the bay side beach near the Powder Point Bridge, and the ocean side beach near the Duxbury Beach Park Pavilion. Your contribution can help make Duxbury Beach more accessible than ever before!
The price of accessibility:
Each segment of mobility mat costs $45 per foot, plus additional taxes and fees. Our 485-foot-long pathway will come out to $25,000.
How you can help:
You can help make Duxbury Beach Accessible for All by donating through this page. All donors will receive a commemorative Duxbury Beach Reservation sticker as a thank you from our team.
-Fund Five Feet:
If you donate $250 or more, you will also receive a special thank you shout out on this page as a “Fund Five Feet” donor!
-Share this project:
Help get the word out about this project! Share this page on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to tag Duxbury Beach and follow us on social media so you can see how your contribution makes Duxbury Beach accessible for all!
Facebook: Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.
A bit more about mobility mats:
Mobility mats like the ones pictured above are:
-Made of 100% recycled polyester
-Durable in all weather conditions
-Resistant to wear from use
-Textured to ensure a no-slip grip even when wet
-Easily installed and removed with only 1-2 people
Cleaning and storage:
To ensure that our mobility mats are in top shape for years to come, we will regularly sweep them and remove any debris as it comes. Mats will be available on the beach for the entirety of the summer season. During the off season, mats will be removed from the beach, cleaned, and stored in Duxbury Beach facilities.
Thank you for helping make Duxbury Beach accessible for all!