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Published on February 28, 2024
Farmers Branch Glow-in-the-Dark Joya Park to Temporarily Close for "Crucial Repairs"Source: Google Street View

The luminescent wonder of Farmers Branch, Joya at Oran Good Park, is powering down temporarily just a month after sparking joy across Texas with its grand opening. The city's vibrant glow-in-the-dark park, which cost $5.5 million to construct, is set for a brief hiatus to undergo "crucial repairs" from March 1 to March 10, city officials have announced.

The park's closure, touted as a "phenomenal success" since its January 20 inauguration, has drawn in hordes of locals and visitors alike eager for some illuminated fun. According to a Facebook post cited by FOX 4 News, the tremendous influx of park-goers has brought to light "some real challenges" for both the park's infrastructure and the surrounding neighborhood. In a move designed to address safety concerns and equipment issues, park officials will install a fence amidst the repairs.

Boasting a 27-foot climbing sphere, a wealth of interactive elements, and LED-lit play areas, Joya at Oran Good Park established itself as a nighttime hotspot for families seeking adventure after dark. The attractions include a zip line, swings, and an obstacle course, detailed in My San Antonio. However, the charm of the park's glimmering facilities will dim for a brief respite to enhance the park's overall experience.

While the glow-in-the-dark sections are going offline, the larger Oran Good Park plans to remain open to the public, ensuring that outdoor enthusiasts can still enjoy the green spaces. City leaders have also pledged to revisit the park's policies and procedures, hinting at revisions aimed at preserving the magical allure that ignited the community's enthusiasm. The illuminated oasis is set to open up once more on March 11, resuming its role as a beacon of recreation for the spring break crowd.