Oregon Parks Forever is committed to providing a variety of healthy outdoors experiences so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of nature. Part of this mission is to see that those with mobility challenges can partake in outdoor activities that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
July 11, 2023 Pacific City, Oregon – David’s Chair Outdoor Mobility Systems (David’s Chair) has added another location for one of their electric all-terrain electric action track chairs to be used for free. PC Pour in Pacific City will be the new home and the fourth location where a track chair provided by David’s Chair will be permanently stationed along the beautiful Oregon Coast. CEO and Founder Steve Furst said, ”PC Pour is the perfect location with easy beach access and wonderful community support. Bob and Tina Papke (The owners of PC Pour) have been amazing to work with. Their enthusiasm to provide this service is inspiring.”
David’s Chair and Oregon Parks Forever have been working at providing this new way to get out on the beach and into nature for people with mobility challenges. On July 14 & 15 David’s Chair is bringing 6 electric all-terrain track chairs to Pacific City along with their team. You will find them set up at the end of Hungry Harbor Rd. for mobility challenged guests to try for free. When David’s Chair departs Pacific City, they will be leaving a track chair at PC Pour to be used by people with mobility challenges for free.
Dory days in Pacific City
From 10am to 4pm on Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15, people who register at https://davidschair.org can have a chance to buckle in and experience the freedom to travel along the beach without having to be concerned about the sand or water.
Anyone with mobility impairments, requiring the assistance of wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes or crutches, will be able to use these chairs at no charge.
David’s Chair and PC Pour are working with local volunteers from the Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District and others from the community to meet with the guests using the track chairs and get them on their way to the beach. CEO and Founder Steve Furst said, “We rely on volunteers at all of our locations and without them we could not provide this service. We are grateful for the support we have received and the commitment to community service here in Pacific City”. This track chair can also be used in the standing position like the track chair they have at the Seaside, Oregon Elks Lodge 1748.
David’s Chair Outdoor Mobility Systems and Oregon Parks Forever are collaborating to add 10 additional locations where mobility challenged visitors can pick up and use an electric all-terrain wheelchair at no charge.
These chairs will provide a new freedom for a mobility challenged park visitor – to get off the pavement and out into nature.
With increased accessibility to trails, lakes, rivers and beaches, through demanding conditions like sand, snow and mud, mobility-impaired visitors will be able to participate in activities never-before possible.
From birdwatching and fishing, to riding along the beach, to simply enjoying the fresh air and solitude of nature, these all-terrain chairs will invite many new people to share the wonders of the great outdoors in our parks.
See these chairs in action at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4KIrqu47WY
Chairs are currently available for free use at Seaside, Manzanita and Netarts. In the next few weeks, they will also be available in Newport.
Reservations for free use can be made at: https://davidschair.org.
We are excited to bring the beach to those who couldn’t access it easily.
Want to try out a Track Chair? Join David’s Chair for Dory Days, Pacific City From 10am to 4pm on Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15th. People who register at https://davidschair.org can have a chance to buckle in and experience the freedom to travel along the beach without having to be concerned about the sand or water.