Museum Members, Guests and Donors Attend the Playground Ribbon-Cutting and Opening
On Saturday, October 8th, Museum members joined donors for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Galaxy Park. This new, inclusive playground will provide an outdoor space for all guests of the Museum. The geometric Hedra Scout play structure encourages guests to explore like astronauts from ground level interaction, multiple slides, and a belt system that allows all to access to the fun. Guests can blast off from the moon rocks to scale a lunar structure. The sensory friendly Cozy Dome gives guests a space to relax if they are over stimulated.
Galaxy Park is funded by generous donations from the following individuals and organizations:
Leo Potishman Trust
The Bird Family Foundation
The Ryan Foundation
The C.B. Baird, Jr. Foundation
The Miles Foundation
Thanks to an anonymous donor, Galaxy Park will be fully covered with a three piece shade-structure and cooling fans for guests. We expect the shades to be installed by the end of the year.
We are so appreciative to the project partners who conceptualized and enacted the playground design and construction.
Open Space – Playground Design and Construction
Whirlix – Playground Equipment and Design
Valley Quest Design – Landscape Architecture
Fowlkes, Norman & Associates – Landscape Design
Galaxy Park is a gathering place for all young space lovers to explore and imagine together. This fundamental place allows for guests to find enjoyment, develop social skills through community play and build physical activity. We are so excited to welcome you to Galaxy Park!
Pictured above are some our fantastic funders and special guests: Leo Potishman Trust/JP Morgan – Elaine Agather | The Bird Family Foundation – Stephanie Bird Baker | The Ryan Foundation – Lee McConnell | The Miles Foundation – Grant Coates | Michael Crain, Fort Worth City Councilmember District 3 | Horizon, Shipley – Pet Partners Therapy Dogs; Nimbus – Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy in Training
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.