The Rotary Club of Wilmington officially unveiled on Monday an installation of purpose-built outdoor musical instruments for use by adults and children in H. Fletcher Brown Park at the Brandywine River end of Market Street in Wilmington.
“This new installation is designed to promote both community and creativity at the park for the young and the young at heart,” said Lisa Detwiler, President of the Rotary Club of Wilmington. ”We hope these new instruments will be used to create and strengthen bonds of friendship in this community.”
Shawn M. Garvin, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, called the new instruments a welcome addition to one of the state’s great parks.
“It’s exciting to know that visitors to the H. Fletcher Brown Park will not only be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape of this park, but can also participate in creating a beautiful soundscape for all to enjoy,” Secretary Garvin said.
Prior installations in this park have included several education stations that were designed in consultation with area school partners at the Community Education Building and at the Friere Charter School. The most challenging need the schools described was the need to have high-quality musical instruments available for children to explore.