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Posted on: January 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fun and Games Downtown

Big chair and chess set

Boca Raton, FL – Two new interactive activities are now available to downtown residents and visitors spending time in Mizner Park. Downtown Boca has debuted a giant chess game and large-scale Adirondack chair, providing public engagement, entertainment, and photo opportunities.

The installations were envisioned to make the publicly owned area of Mizner Park – the grassy space in the center of the plaza that stretches the length of the dining and shopping areas – more engaging, providing visitors an opportunity to linger longer and more often, ultimately benefiting the many shops, restaurants and attractions in Mizner Park.

“Creative pedestrian engagement opportunities in our downtown are an important component in maintaining an inviting environment. These attractions are visually appealing, interactive and add to the unique character of Mizner Park and Downtown Boca. We hope everyone will come out to enjoy them.” said Ruby Childers, Downtown Manager.

Visitors can try their hand at a game of chess on the 8’ x 8’ board game. The 25” and under pieces are light enough to be moved around easily by players of any size.  To add a little variety, the chess pieces will periodically be swapped out for checkers. The Adirondack chair can fit 2-3 people at a time and provides a fun place to sit and enjoy the view of Mizner Park, read a book or chat with friends. Signage encourages visitors to the area to snap photos and share them on social media.

“In addition to the great dining and shopping options we provide here at Mizner Park, we are thrilled to partner with Downtown Boca to activate the middle of the park. Every day we see families enjoying the chess game and taking photos in the giant chair. We love being the gathering place in the heart of Downtown!” says Dana Romanelli Schearer, Mizner Park’s General Manager.

Both attractions are located at the south end of Mizner Park and are free and open to all to enjoy.  They join Putt N’ on the Plaza, a mini golf putting green installed on the grass near Max’s Grille in the summer of 2017.

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