This review is based on ADA accessiblity, our experience and opinion. Your mileage may vary.
5 OUT OF 5 STARS
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We love this park!
Upon check-in you have to park at the gate, exit your vehicle and enter the welcome center to register. There is a ramp into the building.
The entire park is level with ramps going to all ammenities. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs will not have a problem getting around this park.
All the restrooms have ADA complaint toilet stalls and a hand held shower wand in the shower stalls. Only one restroom had a transfer seat and that was in one of the men's showers. People keep stealing the transfer seats.
The pool and spa are small, but adequate. There is an ADA lift assist for the pool.
We love this park!
There are 2 trails to Discovery Trail and the beach from the park. They are not accessible if you use a scooter or wheelchair due to sand. Your best bet is to drive to the public access at 2nd St NE off Pacific Ave S in Long Beach ("Scoopers" is on the corner, you can't miss it). Plenty of handicap parking available.
The Kite Museum on 2nd St NE loans out "sand buggies". These are balloon tired chairs made of PVC that you can use to push the occupant through the sand and onto the beach. They also offer motorized ones. Our personal electric vehicles were able to get us to the water as long as we stayed on the hard packed sand.
Discovery Trail is extremely fun if you have an electric bike or scooter. It's curvy with ups and downs. You'll have your work cut out for you if you're pushing a wheelchair. There is also a nice level boardwalk at 2nd St NE, perfect for power chairs, wheel chairs and scooters with information placards along the railing.