Music Park opens in Maple Grove

Maple Grove’s newest park is a hands-on, feel-free-to-make-noise venture. Maple Grove Rotary Music Park is now open, located in Town Green, between the library and government center.

Rotary members, city officials and community members gathered at the Music Plaza Wednesday, June 13, for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Instead of slides, swings and jungle gyms, the park will feature six large-scale Freenotes sound sculptures, stationary instruments hardy enough to withstand Minnesota’s theater of seasons, and inviting enough to entice residents of all ages and abilities to step up and make music. Each instrument comes with two durable mallets attached to the instrument with stainless steel cables. Instruments will be handicapped accessible, require little maintenance and are highly resistant to vandalism.

The Rotary has committed $56,000 to building and maintaining the park, which includes a maintenance fund for ongoing upkeep of the area.

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