Thanks to the Eugene Parks Foundation for the tremendous fundraising efforts on their "Bring the Beat to Amazon" campaign, these fun musical instruments have transformed our fully-inclusive Amazon Park playground into a musical arena for kids of all ages and abilities.
Why is music so important? One in 20 children in the United States has some kind of disability, whether it’s learning, mobility or developmental. For these children, sensory stimulation is key. And, there’s no better place to grow than a playground. Spinning, swinging and climbing are sensory activities that were already available at Amazon, but now we've added the auditory experience. Drums, chimes and xylophones have transformed this playground into a stage where kids can shine in a solo or create their own band.