Project Name: Foster Beach and North Beach
Application: Beach Access
Install Date: August 2000
Install Size: 25 Model F mats
Address: Foster Beach along Lakeshore Drive
Client: City of Chicago Parks District
Designer: City of Chicago Parks District
Contractor: Portable mats laid down by the City of Chicago Parks District employees.
Directions: Foster – Off Lakeshore Drive, take Lawrence Wilson Exit, drive north on Simmons to the far end of the parking lot to get close to the beach. North Beach – Take North Avenue Exit
Location: Foster – North side of beach house from the concrete ramp near the bike path, in an L-shape, bending toward the water line and extending nearly to the water. North Beach – from concession building, water side sidewalk, to the shore.
Photography: Vicki Bohnhoff, June 2002
Summary: The beach recreation information guide says “all of our beaches are handicapped accessible”. Beachrings2 is also decidedly convenient to those who ride their bicycles to the beach because there were bikes parked upside down in the sand. Baby strollers used the mats too.