New sound-based equipment aims to make Rotary Park fun for more children
POSTED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:14pm
Longview, TX — Visually impaired children will have new ways to play, thanks to sound-based equipment installed this past week at Rotary Park in Longview.
City crews installed the new equipment Tuesday, and the Longview Greggton Rotary Club is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at the park, 500 Baylor Drive.
In addition to new wheelchair ramps, a “Cosmic Melody Line,” a sound-based piece of equipment that can be used by children of all abilities, was installed, said Laura Hill, the city’s director of community services.
“It has four music panels, including a bell, chime and horn sound,” she said. “Kids can make whatever sounds they want with this.”
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