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Sensory area to be offered during Tampa Pride in Ybor City

Centennial Park marked as quiet space
San Francisco Pride
Posted at 3:40 PM, Mar 23, 2022

TAMPA BAY, Fla — The Tampa Pride Diversity Parade in Ybor City will feature something new this year to welcome everyone. A sensory area will be established at Centennial Park that sits about two blocks away from 7th Avenue.

Jackie Simpson is helping spread the word about the area to make sure everyone can attend the fun.

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"It's just a way for our members who are neurodivergent to kind of step back and take a break and get back out there into pride," Simpson said.

A park ranger will be at the sensory area throughout the day.

"PRIDE is going to be on 7th Avenue, so this is enough space where it's away from all the noise and everything and we are going to be providing earbuds and water. There's no time limit. It's just nice and easy going and you can come and take a break and then when you're ready you can get back out there and participate again," Simpson said.