Kiwanis of Acadiana’s “Harmony Park” playground is now a reality.
The Kiwanis Club of Acadiana celebrated a significant milestone this October. During the Zydeco Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 12th, the club held a ribbon cutting for a brand new playground in Downtown Lafayette.
The playground, dubbed “Harmony Park,” is the result of years of fundraising and organization by the Kiwanis Club of Acadiana, a chapter of the global Kiwanis organization of volunteers that is “dedicated to improving the world—one child and one community at a time.” Construction on the playground began on Saturday, October 5th and was completed just in time for the Zydeco Pancake Breakfast.
Saturday’s Pancake Breakfast ended with a ribbon cutting and unveiling of the new playground. The new playground was funded entirely through the fundraising efforts by Kiwanis of Acadiana. It was installed at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana, who partnered with Kiwanis to provide a location for the project. The Children’s Museum is next door to Parc International and right behind the Lafayette Science Museum, making the new playground an ideal location able to be utilized by visitors to the museums or by families attending events like Downtown Alive! at Parc International.