Project Profile:

Foster Beach and North Beach

Project 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.

Address

Foster Beach along Lakeshore Drive

Install Size

25 Model F mats

Designer

City of Chicago Parks District

Contractor

Portable mats laid down by the City of Chicago Parks District employees.

Project Gallery

Portable-Beach-Access Mats were installed at Foster Beach and North Beach, Chicago, Illinois, using Beachrings2.
Pedestrians choosing to walk on BR2. Concrete ramp is used to access the Beachrings2 which turns at right angles toward the shore.
Portable-Boardwalk Mats were installed at Foster Beach and North Beach, Chicago, Illinois, using Beachrings2.
Bath house on right parallels the very long Beachrings2 pathway toward the shore. Each of the Model F mats overlap each other to form one continuous path.
Wheelchair-Access Mats were installed at Foster Beach and North Beach, Chicago, Illinois, using Beachrings2.
Shore line end of Beachrings2 pathway shows how it lays flat onto the sand and won’t curl up because of the underneath rings that dig into the sand and provide stability from shifting and lifting.
Portable-Beach Mats were installed at Foster Beach and North Beach, Chicago, Illinois, using Beachrings2.
From the shore, looking back, you can see bikes and a stroller that were used on the path which now accommodates two pedestrians using it as a sidewalk.