As part of its inspiring mission, The Ability Center helps communities become more universally accessible and provides inclusive recreational opportunities to people impacted by disabilities and those without physical limitations (everyBODY). The site design team at raSmith collaborated with The Ability Center and Milwaukee County Parks to develop an all-inclusive access path at Bradford Beach on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.
This first-of-its-kind project includes a safe, accessible route from the Oak Leaf Trail along Lincoln Memorial Drive down to the water using ADA-compliant mats and other amenities. This design will help ensure everyone in the community has access to the beach for enjoying the lakefront. raSmith donated a portion of the proceeds from their design services to The Ability Center to help see the project through to completion under a tight timeframe.
A ribbon-cutting event was held on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Bradford Beach to celebrate the completion of the new, all-inclusive access path for everyBODY on the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).