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Review of Cunningham Park

Cunningham Park
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Joplin
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Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

Very touching tribute to the victims and volunteers of rhe tornado. The old hospital and surrounding neighborhood are reminders of what happened.

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Visiting the newly dedicated memorial in Cunningham Park reminded me of visiting the memorial in Oklahoma City. This one, called "The Miracle of the Human Spirit' is dedicated to the volunteers assisting in the recovery after the deadly May 22, 2011 EF 5 tornado that cut through Joplin. There is beautiful stonework, lighting, water features, walkways, and embedded artifacts that make for a moving visit during the daytime as well as after dark. In the distance, you can see the twisted remains of the damaged hospital, while the tornado-damaged trees and homes on the other side of the park stand in contrast to the beauty of the memorial. Cunningham Park also had a wonderful picnic pavillion, playground, restrooms, and walking trails that were open when we visited in May. I also saw a water park that looked interesting, but it was not open at the time.

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