“Galaxy Park” will be a New Playground for All Guests
Fort Worth, Texas (June 14, 2022) — For the first time since 2009, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is breaking ground – on a brand new playground for guests of all abilities. This all inclusive playground, named “Galaxy Park,” will take guests on an out-of-this world experience as they play and learn. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 13th and the playground is set to open in August 2022!
Galaxy Park is designed to ensure each and every child, regardless of abilities or needs, can fully enjoy their share of physical activity on a playground. Playground design choices offer a space for children with physical disabilities or those who may experience sensory overload conditions and need a place to retreat.
Outdoor play provides for greater freedom and flexibility for all students and guests. “Galaxy Park” will enable a wider range of active movement for museum guests and for all of the educational programs that take place on site from Fort Worth Museum Preschool and grant education programs, to field trips.
The new playground project partners the Museum with several companies within the DFW Metroplex for all aspects of the playground design and construction.
“The all-inclusive, all-ability playground is a significant addition to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and is the first new construction since the building was finished in 2009,” said Orlando Carvalho, President of the Museum. “This playground will be a fundamental place for guests to find enjoyment, develop social skills through community play and build physical activity. We invite children of all backgrounds together with their parents, guardians and other family members to explore what makes the Museum great.”
The playground will be a gathering place for all young space lovers to explore and imagine together. The Museum is excited to bring this new experience to guests of all ages and abilities as they rediscover what makes the Museum a cornerstone in the Fort Worth Community.
To learn more, visit fwmuseum.org.