In line with the city’s commitment to creating a city for all and to opening up access to the preserve, there are now two wheelchairs located in the Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Center.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (March 5, 2019) --
Manual wheelchairs are now available on loan for free for visitors to Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach, located at 8264 Northlake Boulevard in West Palm Beach. In line with the city’s commitment to creating a city for all and to opening up access to the preserve to even more visitors, there are now two wheelchairs located in the Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Center. The wheelchairs are made possible in part thanks to a grant by the Grassy Waters Conservancy and the IBIS Charities Foundation. The complimentary manual wheelchair loan is available on a first-come, first-served basis or by reservation. Visitors are welcome to use their own mobility devices. Please note this does not include devices used strictly for recreational purposes. To reserve a wheelchair in advance of your visit, contact the Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach Nature Center at (561) 804-4985.
Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach is accessible to visitors. Some of the features include:
- Accessible facilities including ADA compliant bathrooms, parking, and an entrance for visitors with limited mobility;
- Sign language interpretation for scheduled tours can be arranged by contacting the Nature Center in advance;
- Trail maps indicating length, location, description, ADA accessibility, and type of trail substrate;
- Verbal description tours, upon request.
Offering public trails and robust nature programming at the nature center, Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach is a 23-square mile wetlands ecosystem and remnant of the Florida Everglades that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach, the Town of South Palm Beach and Town of Palm Beach.
For information about hours, programming, and directions, please visit: https://wpb.org/Departments/Grassy-Waters-Preserve/Grassy-Waters-Preserve-Home