Cypress Waters sets off fireworks for a sensory-sensitive Fourth of July celebration – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Amidst various firework displays, there will be an atmosphere of peace on Monday night as people celebrate Independence Day free from loud noise.

Now in its second year, Sound in Cyprus Waterswhich is located in a small part of Dallas just northeast of DFW airport, hosting A Sensory-Sensitive Fourth of July Monday night.

Marcie Parrish is marketing manager at the real estate development firm Billingsley Company, which designs, builds and manages Cypress Waters properties.

Parish said, “It’s green here, the land is really peaceful.”

Against that backdrop, Parish wanted to create a program that would be popular and also maintain a sense of peace.

“We talked about it and said ‘hey we can do this here’.”

Parrish says the program is specially designed for families whose children are on the autism spectrum, veterans who have experienced the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pets who are often lost during the holidays. Run away amidst loud noise.

Most notably, a number of visually cool and tactile activities will be included, including laser lights and an ice making station in place of the signature fireworks display. There will also be a separate ‘quiet zone’, allowing anyone to take a break from activities.

“It’s worthwhile because you plan these events and you want to make sure it works properly,” Parish said. “And when they (the family) say ‘thank you,’ you know you’ve done a good job. They had a good time and that’s what we want.”

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