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Children’s museum to have groundbreaking of new play area 

new play area childrens museum‘Hero’s Park’ to open Oct. 11 with free admission to the museum all day

– The new outside play area at the Paso Robles Children’s Museum titled “Hero’s Park” is scheduled to open to the public on Oct. 11. The play area was brought to life through museum donors and local businesses to honor one of the it’s founders, Tom Martin. The grand opening celebration will include free admission to the public and is being sponsored by The Paso Robles Rotary Club.

This new, learn-through-play exhibit, geared toward children of all ages, will include an antique fire engine and custom-made club house designed and built by local treehouse builders, Daniel’s Wood Land. The interactive play area will also include outdoor exhibits to engage the children in physical play. Picnic tables will be available for snack time, lunch or just a place for the parents to relax while their kids explore and have fun.

“We are excited to share our new and much-anticipated, ‘Hero’s Park,’ with the children,” said Executive Director of the Paso Robles Children’s Museum Jennifer Smith. “This interactive play area will encourage the children to learn and play in a fun and safe environment. The support we have received from museum donors and local business has allowed us to create something very special. The fire engine was donated by Alice Griselle in memory of her father, Sherman Griselle and Daniels Wood Land has really made it into an amazing play structure. We even received a donation of an antique firehouse bell from Paul and Dorothy Geis, they were celebrating their daughter’s life by giving back to the community. What wonderful gifts we have received.”

Hero’s Park sponsors include the Paso Robles Inn, Lindamood~Bell Learning Center, IQMS, AllTech Services, Adelaide Inn, Daniels Wood Land, Wright Landscaping, J. Wilkins Artscape and San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.

The Children’s Museum at the Paso Robles Volunteer Firehouse is a non-profit 501(c) organization that serves children and families in the general public. The Museum engages children in a joyful learn-through-play environment to inspire educational curiosity while honoring the heritage of our volunteer firefighters.

The museum is located at 623 13th St. in downtown Paso Robles. For more information call (805) 238-7432 or go to



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