Treasure Island, FL, May 8, 2018– The City of Treasure Island is pleased to announce that it has recently installed an ADA beach access mat called a MobiMat. The mat was installed on Friday, April 27th at Gulf Front Park, which is located at 10400 Gulf Blvd. Gulf Front Park is the busiest beach access location in the City, providing access to the City’s main beach area.
The MobiMat RecPath is a removable access pathway made out of recycled materials. It is approximately 400 ft. extending towards the Gulf and 6.5 ft. wide. The mat provides improved accessibility for residents and visitors with mobility impairments. It also provides improved access for pedestrians and users of strollers and beach carts.
Gators Café & Saloon, a subsidiary of HCI Group, Inc., donated $21,175 to the City of Treasure Island for the purchase of the mat, which is the first of its kind in Pinellas County. The City Commission accepted the donation on October 17, 2017.
The City’s Recreation Department is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 17th. The event will start at 5:30pm and will be at Gulf Front Park, located at 10400 Gulf Blvd.