The instruments in Harmony Park, 800 Third St. in downtown Marble Falls, will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. The five permanent instruments are installed but sealed until Thursday’s event. Staff photo by Jared Fields
STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS
Anyone can be a musician in downtown Marble Falls starting April 25, when city officials unveil six new instrument installments at Harmony Park.
To showcase the new park, 800 Third St., a grand opening celebration is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Along with the unveiling of the large instruments, the city is adding to the fun, family atmosphere with an appearance by Ms. Lollipop and 100 free Kona Ice shaved-ice cups.
The instruments are large, permanent fixtures with attached mallets so people of all ages can create sounds and music as they stroll downtown.
“The Harmony Park is a great addition to our parks. It will be a place of relaxation and musical creativity for all ages and abilities,” said Robert Moss, director of Parks and Recreation.
The park and instruments were paid for through the Hotel Occupancy Tax reserve fund and the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp.
Instruments are three chimes — a contrabass, a manta ray, and a swirl — a xylophone-like merry, and lilypad cymbals. Along with the instruments, the park will have landscaping and upgraded lighting, which will include color-changing LED lights. All instruments are designed so there are no wrong notes and or discordant sounds.
The instruments were installed this week in time for Thursday’s event.