Council Supports Harmony Park | Big Horn Basin Media

Harmony Park Could Add to Cody City Park

Written by on April 27, 2018

Cody’s City Park could soon become a much more musical location.
Nikki Brew, representing the Park County Library Foundation, introduced the idea of installing outdoor sculptural musical instruments in an area on the east side of the park, across the street from the Courthouse.
Brew had initially presented the idea to the County Commissioners last year, with the hope of placing the instruments near the library. But after hearing from tenants of the Park County Building, the Commissioners denied the request, based on concerns from the tenants that the instruments would be too loud and would be distracting.
Brew explained to the City Council that the Library Foundation was so impressed with the sculptural instruments that they said they would be willing to fundraise for the entire $21,000 project, no matter where in the City they were placed.
The City Council members were more than receptive to the idea, considering the location of the proposed interactive sculptures. Council member Donny Anderson pointed out that it’s better to have more activity in our community parks.
Brew added that the cost to the City would be minimal, just the cost to replace any of the mallets that could be damaged or stolen, and minor maintenance.
After discussion, the Council was supportive of the idea, asking for a few more details to be fleshed out before the item came to a vote. City Attorney Scott Kolpitcke noted that a Memorandum of Understanding between the Library Foundation and the City could be drawn up to determine responsibilities of each party.

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