The City of Nassau Bay is excited to announce the installation of special signage in and around the City’s parks! The signs - now installed in six locations - feature QR code links which, when scanned by a smartphone, send users to three River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) music playlists.
According to City Council member Ashley Graves, the Nassau Bay ROCO signs are the result of a partnership between the Nassau Bay Public Works Department, the Parks and Recreation and Keep Nassau Bay Beautiful (KNBB) Committees, and Harris County Precinct 2.
“When I noticed a ROCO sign in Clear Lake Park last year, my first thought was, ‘Wow! What a wonderful way to enhance the experience of spending time in a local park,’” Graves said. “I thought it would be a great way to introduce older kids and teens to potentially new and different kinds of music, all through an easy-to-use technology.”
After seeing the ROCO sign in Clear Lake Park, Graves notified the Parks and Recreation and KNBB Committees, and all agreed that the signs would be assets in Nassau Bay’s parks and public areas.
“We reached out to Harris County Precinct 2, and they graciously provided us with six ROCO signs, which include the City’s name and logo,” Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Roscoe Lee said. “The music selections are currently the same as those at Clear Lake Park; however, ROCO will eventually tour the sites of each Nassau Bay sign and tweak the music selections to fit the specific location.”
Currently, users can scan one of three QR codes on the sign to access a “Joyful Music” playlist, a “Bold Music” playlist, or a “Soothing Music” playlist. All three playlists are composed of classical tracks which do not include lyrics.
The six Nassau Bay signs, installed this week by the Public Works Department, are currently available at:
- David Braun Park on the pathway by the playground;
- David Braun Park parking lot (southeast) entering the pathway to the Nassau Bay Wildlife Peninsula;
- Swan Lagoon Park by the pathway to the playground;
- Howard Ward Park at the entrance to the white gazebo;
- Upper Bay Boardwalk by the entrance ramp; and
- Founders Park on Point Lookout Drive near Barbuda Lane.
“It will be so exciting to see our community utilize and enjoy these signs – don’t forget your earbuds!” Graves said. “We want to especially thank Harris County Precinct 2 for their continued partnership and commitment to enhancing Nassau Bay.”