A musical playground is in the works for Bute Park but its construction will be paying

Plans for a new playground in the middle of Bute Park have been announced – but people will need to donate money to make it happen.

Cardiff council wants to build an interactive outdoor instrument ‘percussion and play’ area, but that depends on who donates the £ 18,000 needed to build it.

They expect it to take up to 18 months to raise the funds.

The idea is to build interactive and accessible musical play equipment such as drums, chimes, xylophones and other percussion pieces along the Summerhouse Cafe Path and Forest Balance Trail in “Old Man’s Woods. “.

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There will also be information boards showing how to use the equipment and magnifying poles for visitors to view items collected on nature walks.

The vertical xylophone will complement the metal carving scraper and tuned chimes and is playable from both sides

“Percussion and Play” was chosen as the park’s latest fundraising project after people said they wanted play equipment in the park. He currently has no play equipment.

Magnifying poles are a fun way for kids to explore the natural world up close

Cabinet Member Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “We know Bute Park is a very special place for many of our residents and visitors. This exciting new project will allow children – and adults – to come together to make music, play and explore their natural environment. .

“Our ambition is for Cardiff to be recognized as a child-friendly city and as a great place to grow up. I am therefore delighted that we will soon be able to offer these new accessible and multisensory opportunities in our flagship park in the city center. In addition, music can have such a positive impact on mental health that being able to access these amazing sounding instruments in such a beautiful setting as Bute Park could also contribute to the well-being of visitors.

The project aims to improve the game in Bute Park

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The council is asking for donations of £ 18,106.90, there are currently £ 575.30 in the pot. Donations can be made by visiting the Bute Park website or scanning a QR code, stickers and posters throughout the park or by calling the office on 029 2087 2730 during park office hours.

The money donated will only be used for this program.

William N. Fernandez