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Pop-up Pinwheels at the Pier

Community School of Naples selected for the 2024 design

On April 5, 2024, a spectacular garden of more than 4,000 shimmering blue and silver pinwheels will bloom in the sand at the Naples Pier. Pinwheels at the Pier is a free pop-up art display planted each April by Collier CAC, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County in observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It’s the largest pinwheel garden in the U.S., and the only one planted on a beach.

Each year’s pinwheel garden is unique. The design is not revealed until the morning of the event. The 2024 design is being created by art students at CSN, The Community School of Naples. The child-friendly display offers a memorable family selfie-spot, and a supply of pinwheels is kept aside for children who are drawn to the sparkle and would like to plant one in the garden.

Popular NBC-2 anchor Peter Busch, a long-time supporter of the CAC’s work often comes to give a dedication. “As a community we need to know that child advocacy organizations like CAC are available, at no cost, day or night,” he says. “I’m honored to do what I can to help get the word out.”

Collier CAC serves more than 2500 children and family members at no cost each year.


Friday, April 5

8 a.m.-noon    

Naples Pier, 12th Avenue South


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