Three totally inviting play structures sit directly on the Resort Strip providing kids with all the digging, climbing and socializing they can juggle. The first beach climbing structure is located at 10th, the second at 31st Street. (The 31st Street playground is directly next to King Neptune’s Statue so slip the camera into your purse for a classic Virginia Beach photo moment.)
JT’s Grommet Island Beach Park and Playground, located at 100 2nd Street — a park that just opened in June 2010 — has a bittersweet beginning. A surf enthusiast, Josh Thompson, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2006. Channeling his frustration into a park “that everybody could enjoy” became his mission and today the JT Grommet Island Beach Park and Playground — the first of it’s kind — beckons both able-bodied and disabled children and adults to have a great day at the beach.
The parking is pretty abysmal so walking or biking to Grommet’s Playground is your best bet, but parking does exist (kind of, sort of) with coin meters so bring your quarters!