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“better than before” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cunningham Park

Cunningham Park
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
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Carthage, MO
Level Contributor
58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“better than before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

This park is across the street from the old St John's Medical Center that was destroyed in the May 11th tornado of 2011. The park was totally destroyed too. Since then, the park has been rebuilt with all new up to code play equipment and newly planted trees. A new and beautiful little pond with a waterfall stands on the grounds of this formerly destroyed park. There is more to add, and this is a good place to let the kids run off some built up energy from a long drive and for you to stretch your legs too.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Joplin, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A nice park, but only because it was once destroyed.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

If it wasn't for our EF-5, this park would probably still just be an average park. The restoration & memorial tribute to those lost to the storm make this park a bit somber. I can't put this park down, it's just a shame that it took a tragedy to upgrade this park. Much insider local politics went into the restoration, which will mainly be unknown except to a few.

Visited August 2012
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Webb City, Missouri
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sweet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is such a sweet little park. You can feel the love and kindness that went into restoring it after the tornado.

Visited October 2012
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North Branch
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8 reviews
“Nice tribute park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Like the park wish there was a fence thou, not a lot for little kids under 3. Took are three grandsons and it was hard but still a very nice park.

Visited October 2012
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Carl Junction
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice Park and Memorial”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

This a really nice new park that was redone after the tornado hit Joplin. The kids seem to really enjoy the equipment, and the memorial is a very creative and touching way to remember that dreadful day that the tornado came through town.

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