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Thursday, October 20, 2016

New musical playground comes from Epcot to College Park

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:57 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER/FACEBOOK
  • Photo via Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer/Facebook
On Oct. 18, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 3 Commissioner Robert F. Stuart officially opened a new music- and nature-inspired playground in Matthews Park, located in College Park. 

The playground equipment was in use at Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival earlier this year, and was then installed in Matthews Park. While at Epcot, it was called the Music Garden Melodies playground and was meant to be an interactive way for children to have fun and create their own tunes. 



The city of Orlando announced the playground's arrival back in April.

The playground has plenty of things for children to play on, including net climbers, a play structure for toddlers, and instruments like drums, chimes and xylophones. 

Dyer posted on his Facebook that he believes "parks and playgrounds are so valuable for our children – they keep them physically active, help keep their minds sharp, and provide a place to build important social skills." 

click to enlarge IMAGE VIA EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL
  • image via Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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