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Address: W 25th St at S Maiden Lane, Joplin, MO

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Nice park and playground.

This park is great for everyone. There's a walking trail, playground, picnic tables, and a basketball court. There is a memorial area dedicated to those who passed away in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Jane G
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This park is great for everyone. There's a walking trail, playground, picnic tables, and a basketball court. There is a memorial area dedicated to those who passed away in the May 2011 tornado. It has beautiful flowers, a fountain and tributes. Anyone visiting Joplin should visit.

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Dandenong, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
79 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is a lovely space that clearly shows the devastation that the tornado in May 2011 caused. Not only in human life, but also in the measure of other damage. When driving in the area you are struck by the lack of large trees, the open space, and the huge number of new dwellings. The park is also a... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Do yourself a favor and visit this great park! After the devastating tornado, the city rebuilt this park to be even bigger and better than before, and make a tribute to the lives lost, the survivors and the volunteers who helped out after the tornado. The park is amazing. A great basketball court for the teens, LOTS of space for... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We had went to Oklahoma City to attend the National Tornado Summit and took a detour on the way home to visit Joplin and see the area 4 years after the storm. The park has everything one would need from a city park with play grounds, walking trails, picnic tables, and lots of grass, but what it also has is... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Walking path for dogs. Multiple playgrounds. Basketball court. Gazebo. Memorial for tornado victims. A nice place to spend a few hours.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

After the tornado destroyed the park I was pleased to see what had been rebuilt. The park was stripped of everything and has been built to be a friendly area for children to play. I imagine the pool is quite busy in the summer.

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Cunningham Park is dedicated to the victims of an EF5 tornado that destroyed a large part of their city in May 2011. Memorials in the park honor the children who died, all of the victims, the volunteers who helped the city in the days, weeks, months after the tornado. While parts of the park are solemn and peaceful, there are... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stopped by traveling home from Arkansas. At first, I was disappointed because the images didn't match the web views. However, the park is good sized and the focal point areas are widely separated rather than side-by-side as in web photos. I cried at the reflecting pool and bridge when I read it was dedicated "to the children who will... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I grew up playing and swimming at Cunningham. I have lots of memories at the old park. The city has done a good job rebuilding the park since the tornado, but I wish they would have rebuilt the pavilion in the style of the original one.

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Joplin, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

As a Joplin resident and someone who lives just a few blocks away and saw exactly what the 2011 tornado did and what so many people went through, this park has a lot of meaning to me. I'm so glad that some sort of memorial was made for those who were lost and for all of those incredible volunteers who... More 

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