The Office of Mayor Megan Barry and Nashville Civic Design Center launched Nashville’s own Play Everywhere Challenge project in mid-April, called The Nashville Soundbox. The Nashville Soundbox repurposes a 20-foot shipping container and outfits the outside with whisper dish, large chimes, talking tubes and a cyclophone that will be traveling to multiple locations in Davidson County.
“Kids need play to grow up healthy, resilient and ready for life,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “Yet today, too many kids, especially those growing up in poverty, are missing out on play because of the time pressures put on working families and a lack of safe places to go. KaBOOM! expands opportunities for children to have a safe and fun place to go and engage positively with their peers.”
The Nashville Soundbox will be located in the parklet at 90 Academy Place, at the end of the pedestrian bridge near Napier/Sudekum homes from April 14, 2017 – May 14, 2017 and at 1606 Jefferson St. from May 15, 2017 – June 15, 2017.