The Beyond the Waters Beach Party is a free public event with a variety of adaptive sports including kayaking, paddle boarding, cycling, volleyball and other beach sports and games. The event also features free BBQ food and beverages, Live Reggae, Live DJ, Kids Zone, and a community exhibit area. Some of the proceeds will go to benefit Chicago’s Accessible Beaches.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA, Larry Labiak, ADA compliance officer of CPD, will speak about how Chicago’s lakefronts parks set an international example for accessibility with its 17 accessible beach walks.

The event is hosted and coordinated by Adaptive Adventures, Midwest Wheelchair Sports and Social Club, Z Life Program of Open Doors Organization, and the Chicago Park District, and a dedicated group of nearly 100 volunteers.

Beyond the Waters Beach Party Flyer